Director, producer and writer Chris Columbus is developing his book series House of Secrets as a Disney+ Original Series.

(Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

(Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

What’s Happening:

  • From the mind of Chris Columbus, director of pop culture phenomena including Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and the first two Harry Potter films, comes the new Disney+ Original Series House of Secrets.
  • The series is currently in development, based on the trilogy of books written by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, first published in 2013.
  • The New York Times bestseller follows the adventures of three siblings who move into an old Victorian house full of mystery when their father loses his job.
  • The series is being produced by Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan (Night at the Museum) and Mark Radcliffe (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief).
  • Chris Columbus envisioned House of Secrets to his 1985 cult classic The Goonies, which he wrote based on an idea by Steven Spielberg.
  • No timeline has been given as to when the series will start streaming and no casting news has been announced.

What They’re Saying:

  • Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television: “Chris, Michael and Mark tell stories that resonate with multiple audiences, across generations and genres that deliver a sense of magic and wonderment through definitional characters. There is so much affinity for their acclaimed films, and we are delighted to be working with them to develop House of Secrets into a thrilling Disney+ series.”
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