The content library for Disney’s upcoming streaming service continues to grow. Disney+ has reportedly acquired the rights to adapt Neal Shusterman’s novel Challenger Deep, according to Deadline.

  • Challenger Deep tells the story of Caden Bosch, who lives in two worlds. In one life, he is a paranoid high school student and his friends are beginning to notice his strange behavior. In the other life he is living on a ship as part of a crew on a journey to the Challenger Deep, part of the ocean’s deepest trench.
  • The novel is a National Book Award winner.
  • Shusterman based the book on his own son’s schizoaffective disorder.
  • The new series will be written by Toy Story 4 writer Will McCormack.
  • Trevor Engelson and Josh McGuire will be producing along with Disney’s Justin Springer, who most recently produce Dumbo.
  • Disney executive Alison Erlikhman will be showrunning.

More on Disney+:

  • Disney+ launches on November 12.
  • The service will offer two subscription options:
    • Monthly at $6.99 per month
    • Annually at $69.99
  • Disney+ will be ad free at launch and at this time, Disney does not have plans to introduce ads in the future.
  • Disney+ will feature content from The Walt Disney Company’s massive library including:
    • Disney
    • Pixar
    • Marvel
    • Star Wars
    • National Geographic
    • Disney Channel (Disney Junior)
  • Disney+ will also feature new, original content developed by Disney for Disney+, including:
  • Marvel
  • Star Wars
    • The Mandalorian
    • A Rogue One prequel series that will focus on Cassian Andor
    • The revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Pixar
  • National Geographic
  • Disney+ will also offer much, much more. To see a full rundown of everything we know so far, check out our recap.


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