HBO is pulling out all the stops for new content for its upcoming HBO Max, a streaming platform set to launch in May 2020, and according to Variety, that will include a new series based on The Shining titled Overlook.
The show will be produced with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions company.
Overlook will reportedly explore the untold stories of the Overlook hotel as written by Stephen King in his 1977 novel, The Shining. The novel centers on a family who have taken on the job of care-taking for the hotel’s owner during the winter months. However, they soon find that the hotel is never, ever unoccupied.
It is, perhaps, one of King’s most famous works in a career that has spawned multiple classics. He based the novel on the historic and also reportedly haunted Stanley Hotel in the mountain village of Estes Park, Colorado.
This is only one of the series Abrams and Bad Robot are producing for the streaming service. They are also working on Justice Leak Dark, and Duster, an original drama series.
HBO Max is set for launch next month with a massive catalog of shows and movies as well as original content all for $14.99 per month, the same price as a current HBO Go subscription. Subscribers who are already signed up for HBO Go, will be able to upgrade to Max on launch day.
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