11.22.63 Episode 2 Review

Posted: February 22, 2016, 09:01
Here is my review of the second episode of 11.22.63.

The episode is as good as the pilot and so far this series really works for me. I sure hope they can keep this up for six more episodes and also turn out a great ending.

IT still Planned For 2 Movies

Posted: February 20, 2016, 22:14
Screenrant reports that King’s IT may start filming in 2016 and the plan is still to do two movies.

“It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.”

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Abbey Lee To Play Tirana in The Dark Tower

Posted: February 18, 2016, 22:15
Is today April 1st? No? OK then…

If it’s correct that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will play Roland and Flagg a third role has now been cast. Deadline reports that Abbey Lee will play, and I quote, “the female lead role of Tirana”.

If you’re like me you’re now asking “who is Tirana? And why are they calling it a lead?”

Well this is Tirana:

A low woman in the Dixie Pig. Partner of Andrew. She struck the sköldpadda from Callahan’s hands

I don’t know about you but IF this is true it worries me a lot. What part of the story are they adapting and what are they focusing on?

11.22.63 Episode 1 Review

Posted: February 15, 2016, 16:07
Here is my review of the first episode of 11.22.63.

After seeing the pilot I’m very optimistic about this series. Seven more episodes to go and if they keep up what the pilot started we’re in for a treat.

Samuel L. Jackson Cast For Revival?

Posted: February 11, 2016, 09:12
Entertainment Weekly reports that Samuel L. Jackson might be playing the role of Charles Jacobs.

Could Revival have found its preacher?

A source close to the production tells EW that Samuel L. Jackson is circling the very meaty role of Charles Jacobs in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival. Josh Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars, has written the script and will helm the project, with Michael de Luca on board as producer.

The character of Charles Jacobs is one of King’s most interesting and complex: he’s a charismatic, small-town preacher who begins experimenting with the supernatural using electricity after his wife and child are killed in an accident. This is a story from the mind of Stephen King, so things only get more twisty and darker from there.

No word yet as to who is in talks to play the lead character, Jamie Morton.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

11.22.63 Around The World

Posted: February 10, 2016, 01:37
11.22.63 around the world:

USA (hulu) February 15
Australia (Stan. ) February 16
Canada (Super Channel) February 17
New Zealand (Sky) February 23
Germany (Sky) April 11

Other countries that don't have a premier date yet are: UK, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia.

King Is Between Books

Posted: February 10, 2016, 00:21
King is now between books according to King himself in an interview with Rolling Stone. If that means he hasn’t written a book after End of Watch or if he has and not started on after that we don’t know.

King's next book, End of Watch, comes out one June 7th. It's the conclusion of a trilogy that began in 2014 with Mr. Mercedes and continued last year with Finders Keepers. He has yet to begin work on his next work. "I'm between books," he says. "Right now. I'm just promoting 11.22.63."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Dimitris Tso

King on Dark Tower Movie: It's Likely to Happen

Posted: February 10, 2016, 00:15
In an interview with Rolling Stone King talked about The Dark Tower movie. Here are some of the things he said:

"It looks to me like it's more likely than not it'll happen at this point. Let's put it that way."

"I think that it's more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it. But I can't say with any certainty. I know that they're trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony, and that's the extent of my knowledge."

King also said he want to write about Jericho Hill:

"I'm never done with The Dark Tower. The thing about The Dark Tower is that those books were never edited, so I look at them as first drafts. And by the time I got to the fifth or sixth book, I'm thinking to myself, 'This is really all one novel.' It drives me crazy. The thing is to try to find the time to rewrite them. There's a missing element – a big battle at a place called Jericho Hill. And that whole thing should be written; I've thought about it several times, and I don't know how to get into it."

"I'd have to go back, read all the material before I could get myself in a frame of mind to do that. So, man, I just don't know. I'm a pretty instinctual writer, and I don’t have any game plan. I’m very unprofessional about that part of it; I can strap myself down in a chair and write every day, but the ideas come when they come. Maybe it will come time to write the Jericho Hill thing one day too."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Dimitris Tso

10 Days Until 11.22.63

Posted: February 5, 2016, 13:40
Loads and loads of stuff about 11.22.63 now! In 10 days you will be able to check it out for yourself and I think you will like it. I know I did!

Here are some cool promo stuff from the TV series.

Revial Before The Stand

Posted: February 2, 2016, 21:37
The movie version of The Stand has been pushed back to give Josh Boone a chance to turn Revival into a movie first. Bone and producer Michael De Luca have submitted the script to Universal, where the producer has a first-look deal. Boone has cleared his schedule for Revival, which he hopes to direct this year.

More info here.

Thanks to Lou Systema

11.22.63 on Instagram

Posted: February 1, 2016, 00:10
As part of the lead up to the series premiere on Feb. 15, Hulu is rolling out 12 image tiles aimed to excite King’s "Constant Readers,” or superfans. By screen-shotting the image and applying an Instagram filter, the new image reveals a hidden code that when added to “” unlocks exclusive video content from 11.22.63. This content includes never-before-seen interviews with J.J. Abrams, James Franco and Stephen King, clips from the series and more.

Three tiles have been revealed so far.

Check it out here.

King At Broadway's Misery

Posted: January 29, 2016, 23:43

Stephen King stops backstage at Broadway's Misery on Thursday night to greet the show's stars, Laurie Metcalf and Bruce Willis. The play is based on King's novel of the same name, and upon meeting the actors, the author told them, "You give great Annie and you give great Paul, and I hope you’ll be very happy together."

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King is NOT Dead!

Posted: January 27, 2016, 21:54
How fun is this?

This was posted because there was a hoax circulating claiming that King was found dead today at his home in Bangor. It's not true, King is very much alive and well.

No Cell in February

Posted: January 27, 2016, 16:00
Looks like the world premiere of Cell has been moved. This has been posted on the festival’s website:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to withdraw CELL from the 6:30 PM slot on Friday 26th of February. If you were looking forward to this in particular, we are sorry. There was absolutely nothing we could do about it, and believe us, we tried."

No new date for the premier has been given.

Thanks to Douglas Dowie.

The Dune vs. The Dune

Posted: January 26, 2016, 22:29
Here is something for all your completest out there. It looks like there are some difference between the versions of The Dune that is in the printed version of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and the audio edition of the same book. The reason for this is that the audiobook version was recorded before King made the edits for the hardcover release of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and released as part of the Mile 81 audiobook (2012). Then they used the earlier version rather than re-record it for the audio edition of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

The changes are not just a deleted or added word but whole sentences omitted or added. And there are quite a few of them.

So, if you want to experience every version of the story…you now got two.

Ep 54: 11/22/63 Crossover with Skipper and Chris

Posted: January 25, 2016, 16:58

With your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 54 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Your co-hosts Hans Lilja & Lou Sytsma had a blasting talking to fellow podcasters Skipper Martin and Chris Defilippis about Stephen King in general and 11/22/63 specifically.

They will be podcasting about 11/22/63 and already have a couple of episodes up, talking about the book and Stephen King. Check these guys out, they are great!

Check out their podcast at Barren Space Productions.

Chris Defilippis's website is - DeFlip Side where you can find his book - The Seeker.
Skipper Martin's website is - Bizarre New World where you can find his graphic novel series.

As always, we bring you the latest Stephen King news.
We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:

1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library

2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 01:03 - Podcast Setup
3) 02:18 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 10:03 - Reviews From The Night Shift - 11/22/63 Discussion with Skipper Martin and Chris Defillipis
5) 1:18:21 - Sign Off
6) 1:19:45 - Outro

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

iTunes - The Stephen King Podcast.
RSS Feed - RSS.
Direct Download Link - The Stephen King Podcast - Episode 54
(Click to play, right click and Chose 'Save Link As' to save the file)
Support The Show - Thank You!

11.22.63 Outside the US This Spring

Posted: January 25, 2016, 16:09
Good news for all non US King fans. 11.22.63 will be shown in select European countries this spring on Fox. Fox Networks Group Europe has secured exclusive first-run linear and non-linear rights in 18 European markets including the UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 25

Posted: January 25, 2016, 12:00
ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...Guns an essay discussing King’s thoughts on the gun control/gun rights issue facing the U.S., is released.

“I think the issue of an America awash in guns is one every citizen has to think about,” said King. “If this helps provoke constructive debate, I’ve done my job. Once I finished writing ‘Guns’ I wanted it published quickly.”