New HBO Max Series Adapted from Stephen King’s The Shining


HBO Max has given production commitments to three new dramas from J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group, including Overlook, which is inspired by and features iconic characters from Stephen King’s The Shining.

Overlook explores the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction. The project reunites Bad Robot, King and WBTV, who previously collaborated on the psychological-horror series Castle Rock for Hulu.

Also part of the pact, Duster is to be co-written by Abrams and LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, TURN: Washington’s Spies). Set in the 1970s Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful.

The third will be a “major series” based on DC characters in the Justice League Dark universe, with details to be revealed soon.

The agreement marks the first new Bad Robot-produced television projects for HBO Max under the exclusive, wide-ranging content collaboration partnership formed by Bad Robot with HBO Max parent company WarnerMedia last fall.

“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and truTV. “What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic IP from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”