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Ghostwriter
Logo for the Ghostwriter television series.
Genre
Written by Luke Matheny
Directed by Luke Matheny
Starring
  • Isaac Arellanes
  • Amadi Chapata
  • Justin Sanchez
  • Hannah Levinson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • J.J. Johnson
  • Andrew Orenstein
  • Christin Simms
Production location(s) Hamilton, Ontario
Running time 22–26 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Apple TV+
Picture format Dolby Vision HDR
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Ghostwriter
Related shows Ghostwriter: Beyond the Page

Ghostwriter is an American-Canadian children's mystery television series produced by Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship Entertainment as an original series for Apple TV+, and premiered on November 1, 2019, coinciding with the launch of the service. It is a reboot of the 1992–1995 series of the same name.

Premise

Ghostwriter "follows four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature."

Cast and characters

Main

  • Isaac Arellanes as Ruben Reyna
  • Amadi Chapata as Chevon Redmond
  • Justin Sanchez as Curtis Palmer-Moreno
  • Hannah Levinson as Donna Palmer-Moreno

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) May 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)
2 13 October 9, 2020 (2020-10-09) May 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)

Season 1 (2019–2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1
2
1
2
"Ghost in Wonderland" Luke Matheny Andrew Orenstein November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Four children have to come together after a strange ghost starts leaving them messages only they can see. Things get even weirder when a talking white rabbit starts running amok in school.
The children try to find the released Wonderland characters, convinced that doing so would satisfy the ghost that's been haunting them.
3
4
3
4
"The Jungle Ghost" Michael Mohan Lauren Thompson November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
After the ghost asks for help on the bookstore's typewriter, the children find Mowgli and learn that they, too, can understand animals while he's near.
Mowgli has run away, along with all the dogs from the shelter. Finding him is the only way to return him to the book, along with learning what secret the stray cat Spinozi knows about Ruben's grandmother.
5
6
7
5
6
7
"The Wild, Wild Ghost" Aprill Winney Mark Blutman November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
A strange cowboy called the Camarillo Kid has moseyed into town, and he's hiding from a mean cowboy known as Hitch.
Hitch is following the children to find the Camarillo Kid, but is he really the bad guy? Or is the Camarillo Kid really not that nice?
The kids discover that the characters escaped from a science fiction book instead of a classic western. Now that they have the book, they just need to track down the characters, and figure out what lock fits the mysterious key.
8
9
10
8
9
10
"A Sparkly Ghost" Luke Matheny Luke Matheny May 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)
A young girl named Raine gets pulled out of her own book thanks to her powers to see "sparkles", solidified memories of people. The kids use her powers to find out what Grandma was doing back in 1972.
Ruben tracks down Fi and asks her questions about his grandmother.
In trying to find the inheritance Grandma supposedly got from Aunt Sadie, the boys get themselves trapped inside a sparkle.
11
12
13
11
12
13
"Franken-Ghost" Jonathan Judge Aminta Goyel May 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)
During a dress rehearsal as Caliban, Frankenstein's monster confuses Ruben for a real monster.
The kids try to convince Dr. Frankenstein that making a friend for The Monster is a good idea.
The second monster is wreaking havoc around town, and normal people can see her. How can they get everyone back into the book and fix everything?

Season 2 (2020–2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
14
15
1
2
"The Ghostly Paintbrush" Melanie Orr Levi Abrino October 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
Reuben's paintings start to materialize in real life.
All of the paintbrush's creations are starting to backfire, and the paintbrush is still missing. How can they fix everything?
16
17
3
4
"Ghost Cab" Mars Horodyski Joanna Quraishi October 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
While looking for the characters believed to be released from The Cobalt Mask, a strange cabbie stalls his car across from the bookstore.
Learning that Frank is actually a spy, the kids follow him to the end of his route.
18
19
20
5
6
7
"The Case Of The Missing Ghost" Stephen Reynolds Aminta Goyel October 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)
Gender-flipped versions of Sherlock and Watson show up at the bookstore, and help narrow down the identity of Mason Briggs.
Upset at learning Shirl Holmes is still alive, Watson decides to leave her on her own to solve the case.
Holmes and Watson help narrow down the location of Mason Briggs's house as seen from the vision in "A Sparkly Ghost".
21
22
23
8
9
10
"Ghost Castaways" TBA TBA May 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
24
25
26
11
12
13
"The Ghost Writer" TBA TBA May 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)

Production

Filming

Principal photography and videography of the series commenced in December 2018, and concluded during the summer of 2019. Filming took place in Hamilton, Ontario.

Spin-off

On March 5, 2021, it was announced that a spin-off of the Ghostwriter reboot, Ghostwriter: Beyond the Page, would premiere on April 1, 2021.

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