The landscape of streaming services has taken an unexpected turn recently, as major platforms have begun to share their original content with competing services. In a surprising move, HBO shared some of its older original series, such as Ballers, Band of Brothers, and Six Feet Under, with Netflix while continuing to offer them on its own platform, MAX. In a similar vein, Paramount+ has reportedly followed HBO’s lead, with plans to send some of its original content, including the show School Spirits, to Netflix, according to Screen Rant.
School Spirits is coming to Netflix on November 30 after originally airing on Paramount+.
HBO’s choice to distribute its titles on competing platforms was reportedly driven by financial considerations. The motivations behind Paramount+’s decision to share original titles like School Spirits with Netflix remain unclear. However, it is worth mentioning that School Spirits is produced by Awesomeness, a company with a history of licensing its shows to Netflix.
When School Spirits arrives on Netflix in the United States on November 30, viewers will be thrust into a gripping series centered around a high school teenager who finds herself trapped in the afterlife, discovering that she is not alone and that her school is inhabited by other ghostly students from different decades. Together with this eclectic group of spirits, she embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of her disappearance and the circumstances surrounding her death.
On Rotten Tomatoes, School Spirits currently sits with a commendable score of 83 percent from professional critics.
Along the way, she continues to maintain her connections with the living world, including her best friend, helping to bridge the gap between the living and the dead.
School Spirits is the creative brainchild of Megan Trinrud and Nate Trinrud, who have seamlessly adapted their vision from an upcoming graphic novel that they co-authored with Maria Nguyen. The series is brought to life by a cast of talented actors, including Peyton List, Kristian Flores, Milo Manheim, Spencer Macpherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, Rainbow Wedell, Maria Dizzia, and Josh Zuckerman, each of whom adds their unique flair to the show.
The plot of School Spirits sounds like a nightmare: dead students trapped in an afterlife that’s a school.
This diverse cast, combined with the gripping plot derived from the graphic novel, creates a viewing experience that is both unique and engaging, setting School Spirits apart from other shows in the supernatural drama genre, such as Dead Like Me, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
School Spirits will debut on Netflix approximately eight and a half months after its premiere on Paramount+. The series will continue to be available on its original home, Paramount+, giving viewers the option to access it on two different platforms. With its expanded availability, the show is likely to attract even more viewers, adding to its success, which has already led to the securing of a second season on Paramount+ and has resulted in positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
On Rotten Tomatoes, School Spirits currently sits with a commendable score of 83 percent from professional critics. From everyday viewers, the series has an even higher score of 92 percent. The prevailing opinion among critics and audiences is that the show is a compelling watch, thanks to its top-notch performances and captivating paranormal mystery, even if it doesn’t fully capitalize on all its potential.