Earlier this month, Stephen King confirmed to Collider that he has a new book coming out in 2018, and we now have a title! In an interview with USA Today, he revealed that although he can’t say much about it, it will be titled The Outsider. “It’s too cool to talk about right now,” King said. “All I can say is it won’t be out in 2017 because I’ve got enough going on.”
That may be the understatement of the year. With a string of adaptations hitting both TV and movie screens this year, as well as a new novel coauthored with his son due out this fall, King continues to maintain his status as the master of horror and solidify his place in American pop culture for generations to come.
Stephen King’s name has been at the forefront of entertainment in 2017, and fans have plenty to keep them busy as they wait for a new novel. This summer, the film adaptation of his dark fantasy The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, hit theaters. Then, this fall, Bill Skarsgård plays Pennywise the clown in the big screen adaptation of King’s coming-of-age horror classic It.
On the small screen, DirecTV fans are enjoying David E. Kelley’s adaptation of King’s Mr. Mercedes for the AT&T Audience Network. The 10-episode series about a hard-boiled retired police detective and a psychopathic murderer stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, respectively. Plus, Netflix just announced a September 29 release date for its adaptation of King’s 1992 psychological novel Gerald’s Game. King tweeted:
Saw a rough cut of Mike Flanagan's GERALD'S GAME yesterday. Horrifying, hypnotic, terrific. It's gonna freak you out.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 11, 2017
Also next month, King hits the road for a book tour with his son, Owen, for their collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties, which drops on September 26. Set in a small Appalachian town, a disturbing phenomenon is occurring among the women who reside there — except for one.
The theme of The Outsider has fans buzzing with speculation that it might be a fourth book in the Mr. Mercedes series. We’ll have to wait to find out if that theory is true, but 2018 is just around the corner! Until then, there is an abundance of Stephen King projects to enjoy.
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