Who you gonna call? Sony Pictures Animation announces the Ghostbusters: Ecto Force TV series should be wafting its way to a television screen near you early on, in 2018.
Sony says that in the year 2050, a new generation of Ghostbusters “captures ghosts around the world with help from local teams—and some very cool gear! The younger-skewing Sony Pictures Animation project is being creatively spearheaded by Ivan Reitman and his production company Ghost Corps.”
Excerpted from a multi-show and film press release:
In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced its slate through 2018. This includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie.
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are meaningfully stepping up our level of production, while creating an environment that fosters the best talent. Our goal is to enlarge our presence in the animation landscape with a uniquely diverse slate, and our strategy to get there is to let artists drive the movies creatively.”
Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, adds, “I could not be more proud of the way Kristine Belson has rebuilt Sony Pictures Animation into the boldest home for animation in the industry.”
Sony Pictures Animation’s slate includes a diverse mix of originals and franchises, some previously announced, each with its own unique style and tone, underscoring the Studio’s pledge to develop projects aimed both inside and outside of the Sony Pictures Animation family brand intended for traditional, as well as online, distribution platforms.
Here is how Sony Pictures Animation describes the new Ghostbusters: Ecto Force TV show:
A brand new animated television series, GHOSTBUSTERS: ECTO FORCE, will further expand the Ghostbusters cinematic universe and focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters in the year 2050 who capture ghosts around the world with help from local teams—and some very cool gear! The younger-skewing Sony Pictures Animation project is being creatively spearheaded by Ivan Reitman and his production company Ghost Corps. GHOSTBUSTERS: ECTO FORCE is eyeing an early 2018 debut.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Ghostbusters: Ecto Force TV show? Which network or streaming service do you think will order it to series?