The beloved dark fantasy books, The Spiderwick Chronicles, is officially coming to our small screens! The series adaptation from The Roku Channel premieres April 19. However, before the show begins, we sat down with the cast of the new series at Wondercon to discuss the upcoming show! What can fans and viewers expect, their creepiest monsters, and who convinced Christian Slater to call himself daddy?

Check out the THS Conversation below!

The Spiderwick Chronicles Casts at Wondercon!


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.

The Spiderwick Chronicles 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.