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[08/17/22 - 12:00 PM]
Paramount+ Announces Start of Production on "School Spirits," A New Original Young Adult Drama Series
Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, Rainbow Wedell and Milo Manheim star alongside the previously announced Peyton List.

[via press release from CBS]

PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION ON "SCHOOL SPIRITS," A NEW ORIGINAL YOUNG ADULT DRAMA SERIES

Additional Cast Members Joining Series Star Peyton List Include Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, Rainbow Wedell and Milo Manheim

Series Produced by Awesomeness Live-Action Studio Exclusively for Paramount+, Coming in 2023

August 17, 2022 - Paramount+ announced production has begun in Vancouver on the new young adult drama series, SCHOOL SPIRITS, starring Peyton List ("Cobra Kai," "Bunk'd") and based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen. The service also announced additional cast members joining the series alongside List, including Kristian Flores ("Reboot," "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent") as Simon Elroy, Spencer MacPherson ("Reign," "Degrassi: Next Class") as Xavier Baxter, Kiara Pichardo ("The Society," "Mother/Android") as Nicole Herrera, Sarah Yarkin ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Happy Death Day 2U") as Rhonda, Nick Pugliese ("Dramarama") as Charley, Rainbow Wedell ("The Wilds," "The Bureau of Magical Things") as Claire Zolinski, and Milo Manheim ("Zombies 3," "Prom Pact") as Wally Clark. Josh Zuckerman ("The Offer," "Oppenheimer") and Maria Dizzia ("13 Reasons Why," "Orange Is the New Black") will have recurring guest star roles as Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears, respectively.

SCHOOL SPIRITS focuses on a teen stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school. The eight-episode season is set to debut in 2023 exclusively on Paramount+. The graphic novel is planned for publication in fall 2023 by Clarion Books/HarperAlley, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books.

Oliver Goldstick ("Pretty Little Liars," "Bridgerton") serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Nate and Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot. Max Winkler ("Cruel Summer," "Jungleland") will direct and executive produce.

SCHOOL SPIRITS joins Paramount+'s growing lineup of YA content, including the service's hit iCARLY series revival, which was renewed for a third season, as well as the recently released film, HONOR SOCIETY, starring Angourie Rice ("Spider-Man: No Way Home," "Mare of Easttown"). Both projects were also produced by Paramount's Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Live-Action Studios.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis. For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Awesomeness

Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film and television studio divisions. Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with award-winning programming on the world's biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," Emmy(R) winner "Trinkets") and Hulu (Emmy winner "Zac & Mia", Emmy nominee "Pen15"), along with the company's immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube ("Next Influencer," "Twin My Heart," "Noah Beck Tries Things," "My Dream QuinceaƱera"), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness' worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. Awesomeness is part of Paramount's (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands and headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.





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[10/06/22 - 01:25 PM]
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