Mick Garris informs me that the official airdate for Desperation on ABC is Thursday, May 18th. This is a three-hour one-evening movie for television, not a miniseries. I’ve seen the first fifteen minutes of the film and it looks wonderful.
Read an interview with Rocky Wood, author of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.
King provided the opening two paragraphs to a serial story for the children’s magazine The Weekly Reader. King’s lead-in for a story called “The Furnace” introduces a 10-year-old boy named Tommy who is plunged into darkness while fetching wood from behind the furnace in the basement. Magazine readers were asked to submit continuations, with new lines or paragraphs being chosen from the best entries. R. L. Stine, Jane Yolan and other unspecified famous authors have agreed to add to the story throughout the year. The website also has a Q&A between King and students and a lengthier more formal interview.