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Just Beyond Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

Disney+ has been ramping up their original content slate outside of just the marquee names such as "The Mandalorian" and "WandaVision." This past year, the streamer has released smaller-scale family-oriented shows such as "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," "Big Shot," "The Mysterious Benedict Society," "Turner & Hooch," and "Doogie Kameāloha, M.D." Next on the docket is "Just Beyond," a brand new anthology series from R.L. Stine that looks to be channeling some major "Goosebumps" vibes.

Much like the "Goosebumps" series from the '90s, "Just Beyond" will be based off a book series by Stine and promises to be a mix of horror and comedy that makes it just as appealing to older audiences as it is to the younger viewers. If you're excited to check out this new Disney+ series to put you right in the Halloween spirit, here's a guide to everything we know so far about "Just Beyond."

When is Just Beyond coming out?

"Just Beyond" will be released on Disney+ starting on October 13. Unlike other Disney+ series that drop episodes on a weekly basis, all eight episodes will be made readily available at once, likely as the weekly strategy would have had the series go on well past Halloween. "Just Beyond" is an anthology series after all, so the week by week strategy might not have served it as well as it has served other Disney+ series. If you're looking for something spooky but not too frightening to binge on Halloween night, you may be in luck with "Just Beyond."

Seth Grahame-Smith is serving as the executive producer and head writer for the series. If that names sounds familiar, that's because Grahame-Smith has written and produced quite the popular array of films including "The Lego Batman Movie" and both "It" movies, and he'll be the showrunner for the highly anticipated "Green Lantern" series on HBO Max.

Who is in Just Beyond?

The anthology structure of "Just Beyond" allows it to feature plenty of young actors and actresses to populate each episode. Most notably, McKenna Grace will star in the first episode. Grace has been making the rounds in the industry appearing in "The Haunting Of Hill House," "Annabelle Comes Home," "Captain Marvel," and she'll be playing the lead role in the highly anticipated "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" alongside Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard. Saturday Night Live alumni Nasim Pedrad will also be appearing in the first episode alongside Grace.

Other actors that will appear in the series include "Child's Play" star Gabriel Bateman, "Wonder" actress Izabela Vidovic, "Little Fires Everywhere" breakouts Lexi Underwood and Megan Stott, "Space Jam: A New Legacy" actor Cedric Joe as well as Tim Heidecker, Riki Lindhome, Henry Thomas, Christine Ko, and Malcolm Barrett. With how much R.L. Stine likes to surprise his fans, don't be surprised if there's some surprise cameos scattered throughout the series.

What is the plot of Just Beyond?

"Just Beyond" is based on a series of graphic novels by "Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine and looks to be told in a similar anthology style as other shows based off his works such as "The Haunting Hour." Each episode will focus on a different story with a different group of characters encountering various creepy situations that are just beyond our world and imagination.

The series will tackle all sorts of creep situations, from witches, ghosts, monsters, and even aliens. We can only guess what we can expect from this series. The show also looks like it will be deviating from Stine's graphic novels; so far, the series only has four books in total, and none of them seem to line up with the plots of the eight episodes of the new Disney+ series. While this initially may turn off fans of Stine's original work, it is refreshing to hear that this show will likely even surprise those who have read the source material.