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Mychala Lee Joins ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Disney+ Series

Mychala Lee has joined “The Spiderwick Chronicles” Disney+ series.  Disney+ announced the series adaptation of the popular fantasy-adventure books last November.

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Lee joins previously announced Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell who have been cast in lead roles, Joy Bryant, 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, Lee’s character, Mallory, is further described as “a classic firstborn child. She is extremely Type A, smart, determined, and ambitious. She strives for perfection in everything she does, from learning to drive to her passion for fencing. While she loves her brothers, her parents’ divorce and her life being uprooted is putting more than the usual strain on their normal sibling rivalry.”

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.

According to The DisInsider, filming was set to begin on September 12, 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is scheduled to wrap sometime towards the end of January 2023.

Lee’s most recent TV credit was in Season 2 of the Apple series Truth Be Told. She can be seen next in Netflix’s feature End of the Road and was previously seen in the indie feature The Greatest Inheritance.

Source: Variety

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