Disney Branded Television is creating House of Secrets, an action-adventure fantasy series from Chris Columbus and his 26th Street Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Harry Potter and Home Alone movie producer Columbus co-wrote the middle-school book series with the late Ned Vizzini.
The Disney+ project rotates around siblings Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker, who aren’t satisfied when their family moves to a dreadful Victorian house once claimed by a mysterious novelist, Denver Kristoff. When the Walkers understand that their new neighbor has sinister plans for them, they’re caught in the magical house, going through the fantastical intertwined universes of Kristoff’s novels.
“Chris, Michael and Mark tell stories that resonate with multiple audiences, across generations and genres that deliver a sense of magic and wonderment through definitional characters,” said Ayo Davis, EVP Creative Development and Strategy at Disney Branded Television, who is overseeing the project. “There is so much affinity for their acclaimed films, and we are delighted to be working with them to develop House of Secrets into a thrilling Disney+ series.”