After the great success of the Stranger Things new season The Duffer Brothers are once again ready to collaborate with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Paramount Television Studios to adapt Stephen King’s The Talisman for the streaming platform. When Stranger Things first premiered in the summer of 2016, creators Ross and Matt Duffer frequently talked about their two big influences. One of them is The Talisman.
About The Novel
The official synopsis for the book, according to King’s website, reads as follows: “Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer embarks on an epic quest a walk from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the California coast to find the talisman that will save his dying mother’s life. Jack’s journey takes him into the Territories, a parallel medieval universe, where most people from his own universe have analogs called ‘twinners.’ The queen of the Territories, Jack’s mother’s twinner, is also dying.” A sequel, titled Black House, was released in 2001 and saw King draw ties between the book and his famous The Dark Tower series.
Spielberg purchased the screen rights for The Talisman in 1982, 2 years before the book was even published. In 2019, Mike Barker, a frequent director on The Handmaid’s Tale, was involved in adapting the work into a feature.
What Can We Expect From Stephen King In This Series?
In a new interview, the pair offered an update on the progress of the series. Speaking with Variety, they were asked about how it’s been working on a project that has both of their heroes attached. “It’s amazing,” Matt Duffer said. “We’ve had one meeting with Steven Spielberg and the other producers. It’s really early right now, we have an outline for the first episode.”
So we are not going to experience this supernatural drama almost for another 2 years. Be ready to face more supernatural things this time.
How Fans Reacted To This News
The news got some Mixed reactions from the fans.
Fans want Spielberg to direct it only this thing will do justice to the book.
Find all the reactions attached below:
Don't shit where you eat. – The Talisman by Stephen King
— martina (@362t) June 24, 2022
Such a great book, I hope they do Wolf justice
— Edwin Jaudon (@EdwinJaudon) June 26, 2022
OH SHIT pic.twitter.com/XqnxUDruo6
— Hayley (they/them/squealing Jutty Taylor fanboy) (@undeclared_milk) March 5, 2021
Spielberg should direct it. Give the people something fun again.
— Walter (@MovieDweller) March 5, 2021
Whoa!!! Thanks for the heads up!! Amazing!
— 📼 Julia Marchese 📼 (@juliacmarchese) March 5, 2021
The series is in the works at Netflix with Paramount Television Studios also involved in the production. Gwinn will serve as the showrunner for the series which has Spielberg and the Duffers acting as executive producers.