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A spinoff series to "The Shining" is in development for HBO Max


Horror classic (The Shining) is reportedly getting a TV series produced by none other than J.J. Abrams. The series, to be named "Overlook" is being developed for HBO Max. One of three shows Abrams will be producing for HBO's streaming service. The Shining, one of Stephen King’s most popular titles was transformed into the classic film by Stanley Kubrick which starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance.



The film followed Jack and his family Wendy and Danny Torrance as they are the off season caretakers of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado. Danny possesses "the shining" psychic ability to see into the hotel's horrific past. The hotel is haunted by ghosts which drive Jack insane and eventually [Spoilers] drive him to try and kill his family. Ultimately Jack dies and his family escapes. The upcoming series Overlook is rumored to take a similar approach to the A&E series (Bates Motel). So with Overlook we can either expect to see how the hotel became haunted or see the events that take place after the events of The Shining. The show is still in the very beginning phases of development so no direction is set in stone however the Bates Motel comparison would suggest (Overlook) will most likely be a prequel.


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