A new live-action series about Casper the Friendly Ghost is in development at Peacock, Variety reports. The potential series hails from writer and executive producer Kai Yu Wu, with UCP and DreamWorks Animation set to co-produce.
The 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. 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.
Wu has previously written for shows such as “Hannibal” at NBC as well as “The Flash” at The CW and “Deception” at ABC. Most recently, she created the Netflix series “The Ghost Bride.”
The character of Casper was first introduced in a series of short animated films beginning in the 1940s and the Harvey Comics series that bore his name. The character has also been at the center of multiple television shows, most recently “Casper’s Scare School” for Canadian network YTV from 2009-2012.