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The Spiderwick Chronicles: Christian Slater Is Hungry to Consume Humans in First Trailer for TV Adaptation

Christian Slater’s Dr. Dorian Brauer aka the villainous ogre Mulgarath is positively “starving” for, well, humans in a first teaser trailer for The Spiderwick Chronicles, which will premiere all eight episodes Friday, April 19 on Roku.

Based on the series of children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles “follows the coming-of-age story of the Grace Family as they move from New York to Michigan and into their family’s ancestral home,” according to the official logline. “Upon arrival, the family not only uncovers mysteries hidden inside their great grandfather’s Spiderwick Estate, but also discovers a secret, fantastical world around them.”

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In addition to Slater, the cast consists of Parenthood vet Bryant as Helen Grace, Noah Cottrell (Punky Brewster) as Simon, Lyon Daniels (Patriot) as Jared, Mychala Lee (Truth Be Told) as Mallory, Hunter Dillon (Holly Hobbie) as Hatcher, Alyvia Alyn Lind (The Young & The Restless) as Calliope, and Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam! Fury of the Gods) as the voice of Thimbletack.

The Spiderwick Chronicles was originally developed for Disney+, but last August the streamer announced that it would not moving forward with this live-action adaptation, which had already completed filming. The episodes were then shopped by Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television, and Roku stepped up to claim the castoff in October.

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