Animated Michael Jackson Halloween special coming to CBS this fall

Michael Jackson, will be the central piece of an upcoming Halloween TV special from CBS, entitled “Michael Jackson’s Halloween.” CBS has teamed up with the icon’s estate for the special, which will tap into Jackson’s discography and feature an animated version of him as well, according to Billboard.  The special, airing sometime this fall, will be an hour long and follow millennial characters Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons), who stumble upon a mysterious hotel on 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. The young characters will also be joined by Ichabod the dog, and they’ll embark on a magical quest — featuring a bit of dancing. The special will also feature voice work from prominent personalities, such as Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, Lucy Liu, Brad Garrett and George Eads, Billboard reports. Executive producing credits go to John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Jackson estate. Daniel Chuba will produce. Mark A.Z. Dippé will reportedly direct the piece, created by Optimum Productions and animated by Hammerhead.