The Trailer for Apple TV's Ghostwriter Has Serious Wishbone Vibes

The White Rabbit stole my homework!
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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.

Ghostwriter, a show recently released on Apple TV, has a similar vibe, which is no coincidence; it’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 Arthur’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 it’s nice to see it still exist, buried on one streaming service or another.

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Ghostwriter is available to watch now, if you have Apple TV+. 


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