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Disney+ Acquires ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’

Series Was Originally Scheduled to Air on Hulu

Disney+, which recently hit 73 million subscribers, will begin streaming “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” based on the book series by Trenton Lee Stewart, in 2021. This series, which will feature eight episodes in season one, was originally developed for Hulu. The logline: Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way.

“The Mysterious Benedict Society”  stars Tony Hale (“Veep,” “Arrested Development”) in the titular role along with Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Timofeeva. The show is produced by 20th Television, and is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator).  Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.