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Duffer Brothers and Spielberg Team on Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’

Creative duo behind ‘Stranger Things’ to executive produce series adaptation of famed novel, which follows a young boy who slips into a parallel universe as he searches for a crystal meant to heal his dying mother; Amblin Television to produce.

Something spooky to Netflix comes. In a match made in horror heaven, Duffer brothers Matt and Ross (Stranger Things) will executive produce a series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman. Curtis Gwinn, also of Stranger Things fame, will pen the script as well as executive produce. As the cherry on top, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television will join Paramount Television Studios to produce in association with Netflix. This team couldn’t get any better.

The Talisman follows young Jack Sawyer as he sets out to find a crystal meant to heal his dying mother’s cancer. Jack’s journey takes him to the Territories, a parallel universe where our “twinners” suffer the same fates that befall us in our own world.

Netflix has yet to comment on the project. Who else is excited for a new Netflix series coming from the brothers Duffer? By the way, still no word on Netflix's eagerly awaited drop of Stranger Things Season 4.

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