The series inspired by the iconic monster franchise, Monster High, has now revealed that they are moving forward with production on a live-action TV film.
Mattel Inc. and Nickelodeon have teamed up to bring Monster High back to life in a film that has a dynamic cast, in this musical movie rendition of the hit franchise inspired by horror icons. Production has been confirmed to have started in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is slated to premiere in 2022 on Nickelodeon.
The movie is set to feature a plot around monsters named after their horror roots, with Clawdeen Wolf as the protagonist, with friends Frankie Stein and Draculaura in her corner. Despite her being half-human, she feels at home in Monster High and decides to keep her human side a secret, which lends tension to the plot. In events that threaten to destroy her new home away from home and reveal her secret, Clawdeen must embrace her inner wolf to stop the destruction of the school.
This is not the only Monster High production in the works, as an animated TV series is also in development and scheduled to premiere next year.
The cast of the musical film is one of note with Miia Harris (Just Beyond) as Clawdeen Wolf; Ceci Balagot (Dispatches from Elsewhere) as Frankie Stein; Nayah Damasen (Grey’s Anatomy) as Draculaura; Case Walker (The Other Two) as Deuce Gorgon; Kyle Selig (Mean Girls on Broadway) as Mr. Komos.
With other cast choices: Marci T. House (Day of the Dead) as Headmistress Bloodgood; Scotch Ellis Loring (Firehouse Dog) as Clawdeen’s dad, Apollo; Steve Valentine (Mom) as Draculaura’s dad, Dracula; Jy Prishkulnik (Just Beyond) as Cleo de Nile; Lina Lecompte (Death Pursuit) as Lagoona Blue; Justin Derickson (When the Streetlights Go On) as Heath Burns; Lilah Fitzgerald (Honey Girls) as Ghoulia; and Nasiv Sall (Descendants 2) as Abbey Bominable. These aren’t the only characters featured, as more beloved characters from the Monster High universe will appear.
Since its inception in 2010, Monster High prided itself on being a franchise of inclusivity for all youth. With these new plans to rejuvenate the franchise, it will be brought to a new generation.
Monster High looks to air sometime in 2022, and fans of the series can follow all the news on their Twitter.