Even Stranger Things: The Duffer Bros. and Amblin Entertainment Developing Stephen King's The Talisman For Netflix


As The Duffer Bros. begin to wind down work on their final, extended season of the hit show Stranger Things, it looks like they're officially beginning to develop a new project for Netflix. The pair have now signed a deal alongside Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to turn Stephen King's The Talisman into a new series on the streaming outlet. Paramount Television Studios is actively pushing to adapt the book as a multi-season show on the streamer. 

Stranger Things writer and executive producer Curtis Gwinn will be writing and serving as the showrunner on the series. Matt and Ross Duffer will be on board as producers via their Monkey Massacre Productions creative banner. Apparently, Spielberg himself may be also boarding in a producer role for The Talisman. Stephen King himself will be another part of the producer lineup on the upcoming series. Netflix has not commented on the announcement yet, but it's been officially announced via Deadline, who remains a reliable source.

King has owned the screen rights to The Talisman since 1982, long before the book was even published. However, it's never been transported to the screen. This will the the first live action production of the property. At one time it was going to be an mini-series on TNT but it never came to fruition.