The award-winning and bestselling book series by Trenton Lee Stewart, THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, is be coming to Disney+ as a brand new original series. Originally developed for Hulu, the series will make its debut on the newer streaming platform in 2021.
Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. The original book, upon which the eight-episode first season is based, was named a Time magazine “Best Young Adult Book of all Time” and sold over 3 million copies.
The show stars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale (“Veep,” “Arrested Development”) in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of actors including Kristen Schaal (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Last Man On Earth”), Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Timofeeva.
THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
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THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY will debut on Disney+ in 2021. An exact release date has not yet been announced.