IMAGE – Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters/Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation is creating an animated Ghostbusters series for Netflix.
This was announced during the third day of Netflix’s Geeked Week, June 8. This normally marks the 38th anniversary of the film’s original release — usually referred to as Ghostbusters Day Ecto-Fest.
The show will be managed by Netflix and Ghost Corps, Inc, which is under Sony’s Columbia Pictures company. The upcoming animated series marks the third animated Ghostbusters show in the franchise and will be part of the expanding Ghostbusters universe.
The original Ghostbusters film first premiered in 1984 and was directed by Ivan Reitman, the father of Jason Reitman. It was later followed up with a sequel with, Ghostbusters 2 in 1989, which featured the original cast. In 2014, The franchise went for a reboot, leading to a 2021 sequel entitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife.