Stephen King And JJ Abrams Developing New Horror TV Show

by : Cameron Frew on : 22 Feb 2021 12:54
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In a match made in heaven, Stephen King and JJ Abrams are developing a new horror anthology TV show. 

The master of horror is no stranger to working with the Star Trek director. The pair collaborated on bringing King’s 11.22.63 novel to life on Hulu, as well as Abrams executive producing Castle Rock, a series that acts as a multiverse of sorts for the author’s stories.


While promoting his latest adaptation, Lisey’s Story on Apple TV+, starring Julianne Moore and produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot company, King spoke of a new show he was developing with the filmmaker.

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King told The Wrap: ‘I talked with JJ Abrams a lot about a possible anthology series of tiny horrors. We got really down and dirty about it and talked about things that were really, really scary.’

He continued: ‘I’ve got a creative relationship with JJ Abrams that goes back to Lost, when Entertainment Weekly put us together and we had a talk about that show. A bunch of us went out and saw a scary movie and I’ve been in touch with JJ since then.’


King added: ‘[Bad Robot has] got a great organisation, and they give great Christmas presents at the end of the year. I love working with them. It’s been a great relationship.’

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King’s relationship with adaptations of his work has changed over the years, having famously hated Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. However, now he doesn’t ‘think anything is unfilmable’.

Abrams told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘The question is what should be — and not what can be. It’s hard to think of all the amazing stories Stephen has written.’


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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, horror, stephen king


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