Stephen King & J.J. Abrams Tease New “Really Scary” Anthology Series

Stephen King reveals he's working with J.J. Abrams on an all-new "really, really scary" horror anthology series.

By Mike Sprague

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ latest collaboration is the upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries adaption of King’s novel Lisey’s Story. And today, King reveals that he’s spoken with Abrams about a new horror anthology series.

King sais during a TCA event via The Wrap: “I’ve 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.”

King and Abrams have worked together on Lisey’s Story, 11.22.63, and Castle Rock.

King adds: “I’ve got a creative relationship with J.J. 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 J.J. since then. [Bad Robot has] got a great organization, and they give great Christmas presents. I love working with them. It’s been a great relationship.”

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Castle Rock was a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. It took place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is a location familiar to fans of King’s work. The show explored themes and worlds that unite King’s canon, including the infamous Shawshank Prison. An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to his hometown. But he returns to help a sinister, mostly mute man locked in a cage underneath Shawshank. Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), and Bill Skarsgård (IT) were among the show’s stars.

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Are you up for a new Stephen King and J.J. Abrams anthology series?

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