Nickelodeon and toy manufacturer Mattel are teaming up to develop an all-new animated series adaptation along with a live-action TV movie, both in 2022. The logline: The new “Monster High” will follow popular characters like Clawdeen, Wolf, Frankie Stein and Draculara as they “navigate the hilarity of high school in the hallowed halls of Monster High.”
Shea Fontana (“DC Superhero Girls”) is onboard as the showrunner with Claudia Spinelli overseeing the project for Nickelodeon and Christopher Keenan overseeing for Mattel. Executive producer Adam Bonnett says the reimagination of the franchise will “focus on addressing important themes of identity and empowerment for kids today.”
Additionally, Jenny Jaffe (“Big Hero 6: The Series”) will write a live-action “TV movie musical event” based on the Mattel toy line alongside Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (“Princess and the Frog”). Jaffe is already working on an upcoming reboot of “Rugrats.” Nickelodeon’s Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan will oversee the “Monster High” movie. Bonnett is attached to both projects.