Given the current wave of Stephen King movies and TV shows doing big business right now, you would have thought The shining spin-off series Survey would definitely have been a winner for HBO Max, but it looks like they’ve decided that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is not a robot they want to continue with. While it would be a no brainier for the Warner Bros. drama to go to HBO Max, it looks like they’re trying to find a new home for it instead, with some suggestions saying Netflix is the likely target.
Overlook tells the story of the hotel made famous by King’s novel The shining, which has been made into numerous movies and TV shows in its own right. Written by Dustin Thomason and Scott Brown, the series was originally launched in 2019 and was the mother of the Bad Robot deal with WarnerMedia, but with the top decision-makers switching since then, the current people in charge are doing it. apparently just don’t see a place for it Survey in the current lineup.
Bad Robot isn’t exactly falling short in the news with a slew of projects in production or about to go into production on the HBO and HBO Max platforms. The new season of west world is currently filming while there are also upcoming series Demimonde, Duster and Subject to change already in production as well as starting which was just sold for development at HBO. All this comes on top of the Justice League Dark projects, which, although not officially confirmed, included: Mrs. X and Constantine working on pre-production. It should also be noted that lovecraft country was also one of the Bad Robot productions that HBO recently decided not to renew despite high praise and 18 Emmy nominations.
Survey isn’t the first King’s project Warner Bros and Bad Robot have collaborated on, as they’ve already received critical acclaim for Castle Rock and time traveling limited series 11.22.63 both provide hits for Hulu, and Lisey’s story, which recently aired on Apple TV+. With such solid work behind it, once again making the decision not to have this on HBO Max is a strange one.
The shining is one of King’s best-known stories, thanks largely to Stanley Kubrick’s near-perfect 1980 film – a version King said he hated. The novel was later adapted for TV by King into a miniseries that allowed him to put his version of the story on the screen without the many changes Kubrick made to the film, and a late sequel, Doctor Sleep, is written by Stephen King a few years ago, and was made into a movie starring Ewan McGregor.
While there are unconfirmed rumors that Netflix is being approached to take it over Survey, it would find a home on the platform, along with other King works such as 1922 and In the tall grass who made their premiere with the streamer in recent years. This news originated on Deadline.
Topics: The Shining, The Overlook Hotel