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‘Casper’ Live Action Series in the Works at Peacock

The Classic Character Could Be Making a Comeback

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A new live action series about classic Casper the Friendly ghost is in development at Peacock. The potential series is described as a horror/adventure show that reimagines the origin of Casper in a coming-of-age story that explores what it means to be alive. The logline: When a new family arrives in the small town of Eternal Falls, Casper finds himself entangled in a mystery uncovering dark secrets that have been buried for over 100 years.

“Casper” hails from writer and executive producer Kai Yu Wu (“Hannibal”, “The Flash”), with UCP and DreamWorks Animation set to co-produce.

The character of Casper was originally featured in 55 theatrical cartoons between 1945 and 1959. in 1952, Casper also debuted as a comic book series and has been featured in five animated series: “Matty’s Funday Funnies”, “The New Casper Cartoon Show”, “Casper and the Angels”, “The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper” and “Casper’s Scare School.” More recent was a live feature film from Universal Pictures in 1995.