Although it’s expected to come out at some point this year, Marvel’s highly anticipated She-Hulk series still remains undated. While its delay could be seen as somewhat of a bad sign, it appears that Disney has quite the confidence in it as they have just selected one of its directors, Kat Coiro, to come aboard another planned project.
According to Deadline, Coiro, who also helmed this year’s J.Lo/Owen Wilson romcom Marry Me, is expected to direct the first two episodes of the upcoming Spiderwick Chronicles series for Disney+. She will also executive produce the series.
This live action series will be the second adaptation of the fantasy children books. Nickelodeon & Paramount previously tried to spark a franchise in the late 2000s, but that never panned out.
Written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the novels follow the Grace family, who after moving into their old ancestral home slowly discover that discover a new fantasy world parallel to their own.
In case it sounds similar to Netflix series Locke & Key (also based on books), ironically one of that show’s executive producers, Aron Eli Coleite, will serve as this series’ showrunner. Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television will produce.
Before Coiro’s mainstream success, she shot episodes of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Modern Family, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She’s also currently in development on a film called The Husband’s Secret for Sony, so it’s unclear when exactly production on the series will commence.