JJ Abrams and Stephen Kings to produce anthological horror series

JJ Abrams is teaming up with Stephen King, one of the biggest names in horror literature, to develop an anthological series of the genre. According to The Wrap, the author of IT – The Thing, Carrie, Doctor Sleep and other successes would have confirmed the production last Friday (19).

The announcement would have been made during a publicity panel for the series Lisey’s Story, Apple TV + original and based on the eponymous book by King. “I talked a lot with JJ Abrams about a possible series of anthology of little horrors,” said the author. “We were very motivated by this and talked about things that were very, very scary.”

JJ Abrams and Stephen Kings to produce anthological horror series
First released image of Lisey’s Story, new Apple TV + series (Image: Press Release / Apple TV +)

The relationship between Stephen King and JJ Abrams has been going on for a few years, more precisely since the time the filmmaker worked with Lost and produced the series through his company, Bad Robot. “I have a relationship with JJ that has been going since Lost, when Entertainment Weekly put us to talk about the show in an interview,” explained King. In addition, the two worked together on the series 11.22.63, by Hulu, starring James Franco. As Lost and the future Lisey’s Story, the project also featured production by Bad Robot.

The horror author also points out that he enjoys working with Abrams’ production company. “[Eles têm] a great organization and give great Christmas gifts “, joked King.

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Bad Robot, the producer of JJ Abrams (Image: Reproduction / Bad Robot)

Although there is this comment from Stephen King about a future anthological horror production with the recent director of the sequel to Star Wars, there is no more information about casting or starting pre-production. The most recent television adaptation of King’s work was the series The Stand, originally launched on the closed station CBS and made available in Brazil by the streaming service Starzplay. The series has names like Amber Heard, Henry Zaga, Nat Wolff, Brad William Henke, Irene Bedard, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård in the cast.

Source: The Wrap

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