The beloved dark fantasy books The Spiderwick Chronicles officially come to screen soon! The series adaptation from The Roku Channel premieres April 19.

In the show, Helen and her children, 15-year-old fraternal twins Jared and Simon and their sister Mallory move to their ancestral home, Spiderwick. Jared discovers a boggart and realizes that magical creatures are real! The only one to believe him is his great-aunt Lucinda, who implores Jared to find the pages of her father’s field guide to magical creatures and protect them from the murderous Ogre, Mulgarath.

Check out the first teaser trailer for The Spiderwick Chronicles below.

The series comes from showrunners Aron Eli Coleite and Kat Coiro. The cast includes Joy Bryant, Christian Slater, Noah Cottrell, Lyon Daniels, Mychala Lee, and Jack Dylan Grazer.

The Spiderwick Chronicles was originally picked up as a Disney+ project. However, the streamer ultimately decided not to move forward with the series. Months later, The Roku Channel rescued the show. Roku picked up the exclusive US rights to the children’s book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

“It is an honor to bring The Spiderwick Chronicles, a spectacular adventure-filled story led by the incredible Christian Slater and Joy Bryant, exclusively to The Roku Channel,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Originals at Roku Media when the acquisition was announced. “We cannot wait to introduce this exquisitely crafted series, imagined by a world-class creative team, to millions of streamers.”

All eight episodes of The Spiderwick Chronicles will stream on Roku beginning April 19.

The Spiderwick Chronicles poster

So, what did you think of this first teaser? If you’re a Spiderwick fan, let us know in the comments below.

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