Disney Plus announces star transfer for the series
Christian Slater will play a major villain in the upcoming Disney+ adaptation “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” The series was originally announced as part of Disney+ Day in November 2021. Based on the bestselling children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is about the Grace family: twin brothers Jared and Simon, sister Mallory and their mother Helen move into their great-uncle’s house and discover a fairy world parallel to their own.
Slater will play the character of Mulgarath. The character is described as a big V Villain who does what all giants do. It eats people and has an insatiable desire to consume. Mulgarath seeks Arthur Spiderwick’s secrets in The Nature Guide for a despicable plan to quench his hunger. Slater’s recent TV jobs include “Inside Job” on Netflix, “Dr. Death” and “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story” for USA Network. Previously, USA Network series “Mr. Robot” and won an award in 2016. Slater also featured in “Heathers”, “True Romance” and “Interview with the VampireShe is known for her roles in movies such as ”.
The new “Spiderwick Chronicles” series comes from Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television. Aron Eli Coleite will serve as showrunner and Coleite, Black, DiTerlizzi, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, DJ Goldberg and Julie Kane-Ritsch will serve as executive producers. Kat Coiro will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. The series consists of five books: “The Field Guide”, “The Seeing Stone”, “Lucinda’s Secret”, “The Ironwood Tree” and “The Wrath of Mulgarath”. “Beyond the Spiderwick ChroniclesA spin-off titled “” consists of three novels: “The Nixie’s Song,” “A Giant Problem,” and “The Wyrm King.”
A film adaptation of the books came out in 2008 and starred Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, and Seth Rogen. Directed by Mark Waters, the film earned $162.8 million at the box office and received generally positive reviews from critics. There is also a video game adaptation of the books released in 2008.