Ghostbusters Animated Series In Development at Netflix

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The success of Ghostbusters: Afterlife has seemingly revitalized the 80s franchise once again and, as a result, there are reports that they are planning to expand even further with more sequels, games, and TV shows. Now, as they are gearing up to expand the ghostbusting business, it looks like they are making their new jump to the animated world.

According to Variety, a new Ghostbusters animated series is currently in development at Netflix. Afterlife director and writer Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan are on-board as executive producers, with Reitman also set to direct the series as well.

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The details regarding the plot of the animated series are under wraps for now. There is also no writer attached as of the moment. The project hails from Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix, and Ghost Corps, Inc. The news comes during the Ghostbusters Day celebration where they are expected to make more announcements regarding their plans for the franchise.

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This project will be the third animated series in the franchise. The first one was The Real Ghostbusters which aired from 1986 to 1991 and features the main characters from the first film. It was followed up years later in 1997 with Extreme Ghostbusters which ran for one 40-episode season in syndication and featured a new team of younger Ghostbusters members headed by Egon Spengler.

It is exciting to hear that Ghostbusters is making its jump to animation again as it gives us an opportunity to see more stories from their world and it will be in the leading streaming service which is also the home for some of the popular animated shows at the moment. It's also great that Reitman himself is involved in the project and it shows that he is the new steward of the franchise after the passing of his father and original director Ivan a few months ago.

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For now, you can watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife which is currently available to watch on Starz, VOD platforms, and home video.