Disney+ has released the official trailer for their upcoming series adaptation of Trenton Lee Stewart’s coming-of-age adventure novel series The Mysterious Benedict Society, starring Emmy winner Tony Hale (Veep). The video features Hale’s Mr. Benedict as he forms a quartet of gifted children, enlisting them for a mission against his evil twin brother Dr. Curtain. The series will be available for streaming on Friday, June 25.
Check out The Mysterious Benedict Society trailer in the player below along with the key art poster!
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In The Mysterious Benedict Society, after winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” must devise a plan to defeat him.
The coming-of-age series will be led by Tony Hale in the dual roles of Mr. Benedial and L.D. Curtain. It will also star Kristen Schaal as Number Two, MaameYaa Boafo as Rhonda Kazembe, Ryan Hurst as Milligan, Gia Sandhu as Ms. Perumal, Mystic Inscho as Reynie Muldoon, Seth B. Carr as George ‘Sticky’ Washington, Emmy DeOliveira as Kate Wetherall, and Marta Kessler as Constance Contriare.
The Mysterious Benedict Society is written and created by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay with Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin set as showrunners. Executive producers are Manfredi, Hay, Swimmer, Slavkin, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, and James Bobin, who directed the pilot episode. It is produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Century Fox TV and Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare.
The novel is a New York Times bestseller that was first published in 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. Illustrated by Carson Ellis, it was followed by three installments titled The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and the prequel novel The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.