This news apparently broke towards the end of last week just a day after I posted an article about an un-made prequel to The Shining, and even said in it that a TV series would probably come along instead. Just in case it hasn’t reached you I’ll post it now anyway. HBO Max and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are teaming for a series called Overlook, which is described as “a horror-thriller series that explores the untold stories of the Overlook Hotel, the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction”. It will be executive produced by Abrams and Ben Stephenson.

Says Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max:

“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie [McGrath]. What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic I.P. from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”

My enthusiasm is tempered by the involvement of Abrams which is no longer a sign of quality in my book. Hopefully we’ll get more than glorified fan service and lazy rehashing this time.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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