Ready for Another '90s Reboot? 'Ghostwriter' Is Coming Back

The cast of Ghostwriter
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Ready for a major blast from the past? The latest '90s TV reboot has to do with a show that most of us watched after getting home from school on PBS. It's happening: Ghostwriter is coming back, and while we are really excited, we also feel very, very old.

... but mostly excited.

  • The 'Ghostwriter' reboot is being made for Apple TV, and the premise is pretty close to the original.

    'Ghostwriter' TV show
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    According to Deadline, the news was announced this week at Apple headquarters, along with this description of the show: 

    "When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. Armed with secret messages only they can see, the young heroes chase down the truth -- and become friends in the process." 

    Yep, that sounds like the Ghostwriter we know and miss!

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  • The original series aired from 1992 to 1995 and was about kids acting as detectives, with the help of a ghost.

    Todd Alexander, Blaze Berdahl, David López, Mayteana Morales, Tram-Anh Tran, Sheldon Turnipseed
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    Fans will remember that Ghostwriter could only communicate with words and letters they found around them, which added an extra layer of fun to the premise. It was the perfect show to watch and actually learn from without feeling like any learning was actually taking place.

    Then again, PBS was always really good at that -- and hopefully Apple TV is up to the challenge!

  • The new version of 'Ghostwriter' will also include that same learning element.

    David López & Sheldon Turnipseed in Ghostwriter
    PBS

    As Deadline also reported, "Each episode story arc is grouped around literature, featuring classics and new works commissioned from popular authors like DJ Machale and Kwame Alexander." 

    Ooh, sign us up!

    This sounds like something we'd definitely watch with our kids without complaint. And as one of our favorite childhood shows, it's sure to hit us with a ton of nostalgia.

  • The 'Ghostwriter' reboot is set to premiere on November 1.

    Blaze Berdahl & Mayteana Morales in 'Ghostwriter'
    PBS

    We're starting our countdowns now. In fact, we may just subscribe to Apple TV for this show alone. 

    Now that we're bringing back Ghostwriter, what about Wishbone? Can he be next? We love our throwback PBS kids shows!

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