Ghostwriter was the story of a group of New York City kids, brought together by the spiritual being known as “Ghost Writer”. The kids work together, with the Ghostwriter’s help, to solve the mysteries they encounter.
The series featured a cast of widely different ethnic groups, and focused on the concept of “making reading fun.” The show was renewed for one year as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries” on CBS.
So who is Ghost writer? We don’t know. In the pilot episode, a ghost suddenly pops out of a book in the basement of Jamal Jenkins. He’s depicted as a bubble that floats around the screen before diving into books or a computer.
Ghostwriter cannot hear or talk. It takes Jamal and his friend Lenni Frazer a few tries until they realize he can only communicate through words. Ghost nwriter doesn’t remember who he is or where he came from but he does want to “protect the children”.
The enigma surrounding Ghostwriter never went away but the idea of a word-searching ghost caught on. Because Ghost writer can move from afar, he’s able to transmit clues and tips back to the team and their notebooks. He can surf the internet and even time travel.