Sony studio’s animation division is developing a new TV series titled Ghostbusters: Ecto Force. Variety reports that the new show is being spearheaded by Ivan Reitman, the director of the original 1984 blockbuster, and will focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters. It will be set in the year 2050. The show is eyeing to debut in early 2018.
Ghostbusters had two animated spin-offs before, with The Real Ghostbusters which first aired in 1986 and Extreme Ghostbusters in 1997.
In addition to this new TV series Sony is also working on a Ghostbusters animated movie and back in March 2016 a director was attached to that project.
Full statement from the studio:
A brand new animated television series, GHOSTBUSTERS: ECTO FORCE, will further expand the Ghostbusters cinematic universe and focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters in the year 2050 who capture ghosts around the world with help from local teams—and some very cool gear! The younger-skewing Sony Pictures Animation project is being creatively spearheaded by Ivan Reitman and his production company Ghost Corps. GHOSTBUSTERS: ECTO FORCE is eyeing an early 2018 debut.
Sony Animation also announced that Bob Persichetti will direct an animated Spider-Man film. Persichetti previously oversaw the story on "Puss in Boots" and "The Little Prince." The writing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who worked on "21 Jump Street" and "The Lego Movie", will handle the script. The studio expects to release the film on Dec. 21, 2018.