There have been talks over the years about projects that would tell the story of the fictional Overlook Hotel from The Shining, including a prequel film that was at one point going to be directed by Mark Romanek, and the latest is a series that was announced last year. HBO Max and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, at the time, were teaming on a series titled “Overlook.”
Those plans have changed, however. Deadline reports today that HBO Max decided not to go ahead with the “Overlook” series, but that doesn’t mean the project is dead in the water.
“The company and studio Warner Bros. Television are currently shopping the show, which is expected to land at a new home soon,” Deadline notes in their report today. Deadline also reports, “I hear HBO Max brass liked the project but felt it was not a fit for them at this time.”
The show had previously been described as “a horror-thriller that explores the untold stories of the Overlook Hotel.”
Dustin Thomason and Scott Brown wrote the “Overlook” project.