Every Stephen King movie and TV series to be released in 2023

Stephen King continues to terrorize generations of readers with his novels and short stories, and because of his endless popularity, they continue to be adapted for film and television – and here is every Stephen King adaptation due for release in 2023. The King of Horror allowed readers to explore various scares, visit many places and meet all kinds of monsters (human and supernatural) since publication Carrie in 1974, and the success of his stories also led to many film and TV adaptations.


While not all of these adaptations have been as successful as the source material, there is still great interest in seeing King’s stories in other media, and some have even received more than one adaptation, while others are receiving sequels and prequels not written by King. Such is the case with some of the upcoming film and TV adaptations of Stephen King’s works, and here’s each one coming in 2023 and when to expect it.

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Cover of Night Shift Stephen King

Boogeyman is a film directed by Rob Savage and based on the 1978 short story of the same name found in the collection Night shift. It is a story about a teenage girl and her younger sister, who after the tragic death of their mother are tormented by a sadistic presence in their house. If that wasn’t enough, the girls struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention to what’s going on around them before it’s too late. Starring in Boogeyman are Madison Hu, Vivien Lyra Blair, David Dastmalchian, Chris Messina, Sophie Thatcher and Marin Ireland. Boogeyman will be released on Hulu sometime in 2023.

Salem’s Lot

Kurt Barlow attacks in Salem's Lot

Salem’s Lot is a film directed by Gary Dauberman and based on the 1975 novel of the same name. Salem’s Lot follows Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman), a writer who returns to his childhood home Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration. However, Ben is about to find something worse, as he discovers that his hometown has fallen prey to vampires, so he forms a ragtag group to fight this peculiar but dangerous threat. He also stars in Salem’s Lot are Makenzie Leigh, Alfre Woodard, William Sadler, Bill Camp, Pilou Asbæk and John Benjamin Hickey. Salem’s Lot it was originally supposed to be published in September 2022, but was postponed to April 21, 2023. However, the study Evil Dead Rise has been moved to that date, and although there is no new release date, Salem’s Lot it is still expected to be published this year.

Five Sematary Prequel

Church in Pet Sematary

Although the 2019 version Five Sematary was not a success with critics, the prequel film got the green light in 2021. The Five Sematary the prequel is intended to continue digging into the mythology of the city, the rituals, the Wendigo, the graveyard, and Judas’ life, and is slated to be released via streaming as a Paramount+ original film. Lindsey Beet is in charge of directing the project, with Jackson White as a young Jude Crandall and Jack Mulhern, Forrest Goodluck, Natalie Alyn Lind, Isabelle Star LaBlanc, Samantha Mathis and Henry Thomas also joining the cast. Although the release date for Five Sematary a prequel has not been revealed, it is expected to finally arrive this year.

From Buick 8

From the cover of Buick 8

From Buick 8 is a novel published in 2002 and the second King novel to feature a supernatural car, and the first Christine. Film adaptation From Buick 8 was in development for years, and in 2005 it was announced that George A. Romero would direct an adaptation of the novel, and two years later Romero was replaced by Tobe Hopper. However, the project stalled in 2009 due to financing problems, and in 2019 the redevelopment of the project was announced. The following year, actor Thomas Jane revealed that Jim Mickle had signed on to direct From Buick 8. No more details have been revealed since then, but there could still be a surprise release in 2023.

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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Cover of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a novel published in 1999, and follows Trisha McFarland, a nine-year-old who finds herself lost in the woods on what she thought would be another normal day out for a walk with her mother and brother, and fantasizes about her favorite baseball player, Tom Gordon, saving her. Film adaptation The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was set to be directed by George A. Romero, but plans fell through in 2005. The project was revived in 2019, and in late 2020, Lynne Ramsay was announced as director. There has been no update on production The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordonbut there is still hope that it will be released this year.



In 2020, it was announced that The CW was adapting the short story “The Revelations of ‘Becka Paulson” (first published in a magazine issue in 1984). Rolling stone magazine and later included in the collection Skeleton Crew). The story was adapted and included as a subplot in the 1987 novel Tommyknockersand in 1995 it was adapted into an episode of the TV series External borders. The story is now set to be adapted into a one-hour drama TV series with a simple title Announcementsand as it was announced to be in development in 2020, it could see the light at some point in 2023.

A long walk

Cover of The Long Walk

A long walk is a novel published in 1979 under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Set in a future dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian and militaristic dictator, A long walk follows competitors in an annual walking competition, where each must maintain a speed of at least four miles per hour – and if they fall below that 30 seconds, they receive a verbal warning, but if they slow down after three warnings, they are “ticketed,” a term with deadly meaning. Film adaptation A long walk could be directed by George A. Romero in 1988, and in 2018 it was announced that New Line Cinema was developing the project. The following year, André Øvredal was announced as the director, and while there was no news on the film’s production, it was said to be released in late 2023.

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