Last year Stephen King revealed his plans for a sequel to The Shining at George Mason University’s Fall for the Book festival, and now we finally have a release date: Sept. 24, 2013.
The sequel, titled Dr. Sleep, will follow Danny Torrance as an adult working as a Hospice employee that uses his psychic power to help his patients. The story will also feature a group of traveling vampires with psychic abilities called “The Tribe.”
King’s 1977 novel The Shining has already been made into a feature film starring Jack Nicholson in 1980 and a TV miniseries with Steven Weber in the lead role in 1997. It is unclear at this point if the upcoming sequel will elicit the same adaptations, however, interest is high to see what happens with Danny and any other continuing storylines.
Watch King read an excerpt from Doctor Sleep at last year’s Fall for the Book festival here.