Netflix Developing Ghostbusters Series, Our Scoop Confirmed

By James Brizuela | 3 weeks ago

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Ghostbusters is going through a bit of a revival, which matches up with the name of the last film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. There is some afterlife happening for this fan-favorite franchise which had been launched in the 1980s. Jason Reitman has taken over for the family, as his father Ivan Reitman was the man responsible for those first two films. Jason wrote and directed the newest entry in this storied franchise. Based on a report that we published four months ago through our trusted and proven source, we can happily confirm that a new Ghostbusters animated series is on its way from Jason and his writing partner Gil Kenan. The new series will debut on Netflix.

This confirmation is some fantastic news, as there has not been a Ghostbusters animated series in quite some time. After the popularity of the first film, an animated series was born, called The Real Ghostbusters, which ran from 1986 to 1991. The series ran through 140 episodes, which is huge in terms of television. Another series called Extreme Ghostbusters ran for 40 episodes in syndication. Now Jason Reitman and Kenan are pairing once again to continue the fantastic work they had done with Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Plot details are not available for the new series yet, but hopefully, the series can serve as some sort of continuation of that film’s plot.

This new Ghostbusters animated series is being developed by Sony Pictures Animation in cooperation with Reitman and Kena’s production team, Ghost Corps, Inc. That is a very apt name for a production team that is primarily focused on providing some great content in form of the Ghostbusters. The reveal of this new series was done on the annual “Ghostbusters Day” which is set to happen today. Both Jason and Gil have promised even more reveals in terms of the franchise moving forward. This could mean that we are going to be treated to a potential sequel announcement for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film did end on a wonderful note, as Ernie Hudson’s character, Winston Zeddemore, finally got the recognition he deserved. Winston is now a successful businessman, who has purchased the old Ghostbusters headquarters, which could mean we are going to see a brand-new team emerge.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife made $200 million in the worldwide box offices against a $75 million budget, making it a success. The film had been talked about in plenty of circles, as it honored Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), who passed away. The film was pure fan service in comparison to the original films. Now we get to see where this new Ghostbusters animated series takes the franchise. Hopefully, we see some of the original characters return to voice their animated counterparts.

There is not much known about this new Ghostbusters series, apart from Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan working on it together. Since today is the official “Ghostbusters Day”, we might be seeing more about the series late on today. For right now, fans can be happy that the success of the last film is leading to a new series. The hope is the franchise can keep returning to the glory it held back in the 1980s and 1990s.