Stephen King's N is Here

Posted on August 8, 2008

Stephen Kings N A series of video episodes based on a Stephen King story debuted recently online. The series was created through a partnership between Scribner and Simon & Schuster Digital, Marvel Entertainment, and CBS Mobile. There will be a total of 25 videos in all. The series will also be available for purchase at major online digital content retailers.

The episodes are based on King's original and previously unpublished story "N.," the tale of a psychiatrist who becomes the victim of the same mysterious and deadly obsession as his patient. This short story will be included in King's forthcoming collection of short stories Just After Sunset (Scribner, November 11, 2008) and published as a comic book miniseries by Marvel in 2009. The episodes were drawn by comic-book artist Alex Maleev, whose work has appeared on NBC's Heroes and colored by comic-book colorist Jos Villarrubia. The comic episodes were adapted by Marc Guggenheim, co-creator of the ABC-TV series Eli Stone with creative oversight from Stephen King. The voiceover cast includes Emmy and Golden Globe award nominee actor Ben Shenkman.

Stephen King said, "I'm always interested in new delivery systems for stories and always curious about how those systems work with the old storytelling verities. This one, it seems to me, works extraordinarily well."

Those who have been on the Internet long enough may recall Stephen King's online download project called The Plant. The first installment of that series debuted in July 2000. Below is the first of the Stephen King videos. Take a look: