Stephen King teaming up with HBO on newest TV adaptation of his stories

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Stephen King is making bank at the moment, with a whole host of his stories being adapted for the big and small screen over the last few years.

The latest one has just been announced, a feature-length TV adaptation of the short story Throttle, which King wrote with his son Joe Hill and was published in 2009 as part of the anthology He Is Legend.

As reported by Deadline, this adaptation is being made for HBO Max by Blade: Trinity director David S Goyer's production company Phantom Four, while Raising Dion's Leigh Dana Jackson will write the script.

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Set in the Nevada desert, Throttle follows a trucker driver who faces off against a lawless motorcycle gang, a far cry from creepy clowns, telekinetic teenagers and paranormal pets.

Another Stephen King adaptation, The Outsider, did really well for HBO in terms of ratings, and is likely to get renewed for a second season. We think that they should leave well enough alone and let it end while it did, explaining why here (while also explaining the season 1 ending for you).

Just days ago, it was announced that Stephen King's Revival was also going to be adapted, this time into a movie from Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan.

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Elsewhere, a long-awaited TV version of The Stand is also in the works, and it recently added stars from Westworld, Aquaman and 13 Reasons Why. It's coming to the CBS All Access service.

It would be nice if someone could make a Stephen King streaming service, because it must be a nightmare for fans who want to watch everything keeping tabs on what adaptations are where.

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