Paramount + YA Drama Series Completes Cast – Deadline

Paramount+ has completed the cast of its upcoming YA drama series school spirits as production kicks off in Vancouver.

Kristian Flores (To restart), Spencer McPherson (Reign), Kiara Pichardo (The society), Sarah Yarkin (Chainsaw Massacre), Nick Pugliese (Dramarama) and Rainbow Wedell (The Savages), as well as previously announced Milo Manheim, join star Peyton List in the series based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen.

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Produced by Awesomeness Studios, school spirits centers on a teenage girl (List) stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school. The book is slated for publication in fall 2023 by Clarion Books/HarperAlley, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Flores plays Simon Elroy, MacPherson is Xavier Baxter, Pichardo plays Nicole Herrera, Yarkin is Rhonda, Pugliese plays Charley, and Wedell plays Claire Zolinski. Additionally, Josh Zuckerman (The offer) and Maria Dizzia (13 reasons why) breed as Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears, respectively.

Olivier Goldstick (Pretty little liars, Bridgerton) serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Nate and Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot. Max Winker (Cruel Summer, Jungleland) will lead and produce the executive.