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Stephen King is coming back to TV

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 29th 2009 5:03PM
The Colorado KidIt seems like there has been a new Stephen King series appearing on television every other week for as long as I can remember. We had The Stand and Golden Years and The Langoliers and Kingdom Hospital (not to be confused with Garth Marenghi's Darkplace) and a myriad of others. The man has a longer television and movie resumé than Donald Sutherland (well, maybe not).

Now King is returning to the airwaves with Haven, a series based on his novella The Colorado Kid. The premise is about a small town in Maine (as usual) where cursed people live in exile. A female FBI agent named Audrey Parker arrives to solve a mystery and fight supernatural forces.

Is it me or does this sound a lot like the episode of The X-Files that King wrote? In that episode, Scully is in Maine and Mulder only appeared on screen from his office for counsel.

King has been known to recycle ideas. We'll see how this one turns out.

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the description bears 1000% "The Tommyknockers", Haven is the name of the city ;)

September 30 2009 at 3:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Jeff is right - this description bears no resemblance to the novel The Colorado Kid.

September 29 2009 at 9:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This description bears ZERO resemblance to the novel of the same name.

September 29 2009 at 7:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A FBI agent who solves mysteries and supernatural forces could be a number of past series "The X-Files", "Twin Peaks", "Fringe", however the episode he wrote was more about a child and her doll having telekentic powers to make people cut out thier eyes. If I remember right. I think there is a clear distinction between a mini-series and a long-running series. Mini already has an ending and knows how long its going to take to get there be it six epiodes or thirteen or what have you. A television series is longer and there is no clear ending point, usually, it can do two seasons or 12 as long as the show is popular. King seems to like doing television mini-series, but on network you can't be as graphic with blood and of course the sex. The problem with many of his books turned into tv movies like "The Stand" and "It" is that they are watered down for television.

September 29 2009 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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