Here’s the thing… I have never heard of Fungus the Bogeyman. That being said, for the sole reason this is called Fungus the Bogeyman, I am all in! Read on for the first details.
Screen Daily is reporting that Imaginarium Studios, in partnership with Double Negative, is set to bring Fungus the Bogeyman to life for a new 4 x 60-minute series.
UK broadcaster Sky 1 has commissioned the adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ classic family story and will utilize both live action and animated elements to bring the bestselling children’s book to life. The series will debut this Christmas and will be distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
The family adventure centres on the green monster who frightens people on the surface (the ‘Dry Cleaners’) as Bogeymen are meant to do. But unlike other Bogeymen, Fungus has to navigate his world colliding with ours above ground with his son, Mould, by his side.
The series is written by Tom MacRae (“Threesome”), and executive producers are Chloe Sizer and Jonathan Cavendish for Imaginarium Studios and Cameron Roach for Sky. It will be produced by Ben Evans and directed by Catherine Morshead (“Downton Abbey”).