Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Director Offers Update on Netflix Animated Series: ‘It’s a Great Time to Be a Ghostbuster’

The director behind Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Gil Kenan, has offered a promising update on the development of the Ghostbusters animated series from Netflix. Speaking on A Trip to the Movies with Alex Zane, Kenan revealed what is happening with the Netflix animated show saying that he has now seen for himself what the series will look like when it lands on the streamer.

“I just watched an entire art presentation for the show. I’ve seen the sets and the environments, and I just saw my first glimpse at a world of supernatural characters as realized by our brilliant creative team. All I can say is the work is being done as we speak. It’s in what we call full development. Scripts are being written, art is being created, and it’s a great time to be a Ghostbuster.”

Not much has yet been revealed about the animated series, but we do know that it will “navigate an unexplored era and decade of Ghostbusters canon” and be led by an “all-new team” as well as providing “a whole new take.” Both Gil Kenan and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman are on board as executive producers.

The animated project is set to be directed by Chris Prynoski and Jennifer Kluska, and written by Brenda Hsueh, and will be the third time that the Ghostbusters have appeared in cartoon form following the hugely popular The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up, Extreme Ghostbusters.

Kluska has previously said that it now feels “very right and fitting” to bring the titular team back for more animated adventures.

“It feels sort of very right and fitting to come back to ‘Ghostbusters’ in an animated form. It feels like so many ‘Ghostbusters’ fans come from that space as well. And that gives you this bigger, weirder stage to play upon. And I think we want to obviously do something very new and different, as we always do but we know that there are so many ‘Ghostbusters’ fans who just are waiting to see this franchise animated again.”

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Has Been Met With Mixed Reviews From Critics

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

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3.5/5

 

Release Date

March 22, 2024

Director

Gil Kenan

Cast

Mckenna Grace , Carrie Coon , Annie Potts , Paul Rudd , Emily Alyn Lind , Bill Murray , Finn Wolfhard , Ernie Hudson , Dan Aykroyd , Patton Oswalt , William Atherton , Kumail Nanjiani

Main Genre

Adventure

Writers

Gil Kenan , Jason Reitman , Ivan Reitman

Studio

BRON Studios, Columbia Pictures, Ghostcorps

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire has been met with mixed reviews from critics, and currently stands a ‘rotten’ 42% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. In contrast, audiences are loving the Ghostbusters’ latest foray, which is reflected in the audience score of 85%.

Directed by Gil Kenan, who co-wrote the movie with Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, and Logan Kim, Kumail Nanjiani, and Patton Oswalt, alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton. You can check out the official synopsis for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire below.

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“In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started — the iconic New York City firehouse — to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.”

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