Bad news about the Spy School movie — for now

Hey everyone –

I know you have been waiting a long time for an update about the Spy School movie — and I am sure this is not what you were hoping for.  It’s certainly not what I was hoping for.

After 54 weeks of doing nothing with the movie script, Disney decided that they were not going to move forward with the Spy School movie.

Why?  I don’t really have a great answer for that.  I was told that Disney had some concerns with the story involving kids in real danger — which you’d think they would have been able to figure out was part of the plot long ago, given the title.

Sadly, this kind of thing happens a lot in Hollywood.  As I keep saying, it is very hard to get a movie made.

This does not mean the movie will never get made.  My agents can now try to set the project up at another movie studio or streaming service.  We will see what happens.

In the meantime, feel free to write angry letters to Disney or cancel your Disney + accounts in protest.

962 thoughts on “Bad news about the Spy School movie — for now

  1. SS super fan –

    I know I am far behind on creating SS merchandise. The problem is that I simply don’t have time to do it and need to prioritize writing the books.

  2. Mr Gibbs,
    I noticed in your new book Spy School At Sea, in the middle, it mentions a snakes alive T-shirt. I’m pretty sure this is an easter egg from the funjungle books. I really liked this little detail. Will there ever be a crossover with Teddy from the funjungle books and Ben from the spy school books?

  3. We are obsessed with the books. They fill our lives with joy. They resound loudly on our car speakers during road trips. We just can’t wait for the movies. Please please. Yes!!! We can’t wait for these books to come to life on the big screen. Name the picket line and we will come out blazing in support of getting these movies made!

  4. Maddie –

    I would love is SS was turned into an anime. I just need an anime studio to make that happen.

  5. Stuff like this happens all the time. Disney are considered to be kid friendly, so maybe blowing up kids with missile isn’t Disney’s movie type.

  6. Mr Gibbs, I am a big fan of both your Funjungle and Spy school series. I love reading your novels either for fun or just to unwind after a long day at school. So, naturally, the announcement of development for a spy school movie got me hugely excited. This recent news is of course disheartening, but I don’t want to add to the negativity. In my view, this is actually kind of encouraging. I’ve heard rumors that disney is working on a Percy Jackson tv series, so their argument that putting kids in danger is bad is quite hypocritical. I believe the real reason they didnt go through with the SS movie is because they were worried that the SS movie would compete for views against the Percy series. And since the Percy is a series, they of course want to focus all their viewers on the projects they’re investing more time on. Just my two cents. Thanks for reading this and please continue writing books.

  7. Hi! So I have a theory but will Joe turn to evil and be a mole because she is jealous of Ben and Erica? I know you’re still writing the new book so i’m just wondering.

    -From SS Fan

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