Remember Wishbone? A dog who read books, acted them out, and could also sometimes talk, he led a television show designed to teach kids about literature while also showcasing how goshdanged cute dogs in costumes were.
Apple TV, has a similar vibe, which is no coincidence; itâ€™s a remake of a TV show that aired on PBS during the same early-90s era. The trailer for the show, clearly aimed at kids, features a literal ghost writer who summons characters from classic, conveniently public domain literature into the real world, leaving a group of intrepid youths to solve the case. So they have to reckon with not only a ghost, but a reverse Kid in King Arthurâ€™s Court situation where fantastical characters and creatures are running around in their normal lives.
The trailer is cute, laying on its premise in a way that highlights the kid-oriented nature of the show charmingly. I grew up with TV like this, and itâ€™s nice to see it still exist, buried on one streaming service or another.
Ghostwriter is available to watch now, if you have Apple TV+.Â