The Mysterious Benedict Society
Double the person. Double the mystery.
The Mysterious Benedict Society starts streaming this Friday with a two-episode premiere on Disney+.
With Tony Hale playing the brilliant Mr. Benedict and his nefarious twin brother Dr. Curtain.
Based on Trenton Lee Stewart’s YA book series, the series follows four gifted orphans who are recruited by Mr. Benedict 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.
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The Mysterious Benedict Society filmed in Vancouver during the pandemic last summer and Fall, wrapping early this year.
Cast: Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Timofeeva.
Kristen Schaal, Tony Hale, Maameyaa Boafo.
What’s it about?
In Trenton Lee Stewart and Diana Sudyka’s books, four gifted children — Reynie Muldoon, George “Sticky” Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire — form the Mysterious Benedict Society and investigate an institution called L.I.V.E.
Tony Hale is the brilliant Mr. Benedict.
Tony Hale is the nefarious Dr. Curtain.
Kristin Schaal is eccentric Number Two, one of Mr. Benedict’s loyal lieutenants.
MaameYaa Boafo is Rhonda, Mr. Benedict’s other trusted lieutenant.
Ryan Hurst is deadpan Milligan, a proctor with the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Mystic Inscho is good-hearted, calm and reasonable Reynie Muldoon.
Emmy DeOliveira is self-contained Kate Weatherall.
Seth Carr is George ‘Sticky’ Washington.
Marta Timofeeva is smart-mouthed tiny girl Constance Contraire.
Gia Sandhu is Ms. Perumal. Reynie’s tutor at the orphanage,
“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children–two boys and two girls–succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
Showrunners: Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
Writer/Producers: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
Producers: Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobi.
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Team Mysterious Benedict Society won the Reel Thanksgiving Challenge, raising over $65,000 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
The Mysterious Benedict Society premieres June 25th on Disney +.