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Jack Dylan Grazer Joins ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Disney+ Series

Jack Dylan Grazer has joined “The Spiderwick Chronicles” Disney+ series.

Grazer joins previously announced Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell who have been cast in lead roles, Joy BryantMychala Lee, Momona Tamada (The Baby-Sitters Club), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Coat Of Many Colors)  and Christian Slater, who will play the villain Mulgarath in the upcoming series.

Few details have been announced, but Disney is calling the series a “modern coming-of-age story combined with fantasy adventure.”

The books tell the tales of the Grace children as they move into their dilapidated ancestral home and begin to unravel a dark mystery about their great-great Uncle who once discovered the secret and maybe foreboding faerie world existing parallel to their own.

In the series, Upon leaving New York and moving to Michigan and into their run-down ancestral home—The Spiderwick Estate—with their mother (Bryant), twin brothers Jared (Daniels) and Simon Grace (Cottrell), along with their sister Mallory (Lee), find themselves pulled into an alternate, fantastical world.

According to Variety, Grazer will provide the voice of Thimbletack, a boggart who lives in the walls of the Spiderwick Estate. The character is further described as “hundreds of years old, Thimbletack is still a teenager amongst his kind, a mischief-maker with an explosive temper. He could be a great help to the Grace children…if only he could learn to control his own larger than life emotions.”

The books were written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The series includes The Field Guide, which was first published in 2003, The Seeing Stone, Lucinda’s Secret, The Ironwood Tree and The Wrath of Mulgarath. They were followed by a second series of books including The Nixie’s Song, A Giant Problem and The Wyrm King.

Kat Coiro (Marry Me, She-Hulk) will direct the first two episodes and will also executive produce.

The series will be produced by Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television. Aron Eli Coleite (Locke & Key) is showrunner and exec produces with Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, and Julie Kane-Ritsch.

Filming is currently underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is scheduled to wrap sometime towards the end of January 2023.

Per Variety, Grazer is best known for his work in films like “Shazam,” with the actor set to reprise the role of Freddy Freeman in the upcoming sequel, “Shazam: Fury of the Gods.”  Other credits include voicing Alberto in Pixar’s “Luca” and the indie thriller “Don’t Tell A Soul.” He also appeared in both of the recent “It” films in the role of young Eddie.

Source: Variety

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