James Wan Adapts Robert McCammon’s Stinger for Peacock

Aquaman director James Wan is set to adapt the Robert McCammon’s sci-fi horror Stinger for Peacock.

Stinger is set in a fictional dying town of Inferno, Texas in a 24 hour period. It’s not a ghost town but it’s bad, with gang violence, racial tension and a collapsing economy. Things get worse when a space craft crashes just outside of town which has a live hostile alien. Another ship crashes which has a bounty hunter called the Stinger.

The Stinger has put a force field around the town so that no one or nothing can escape. And the Stinger also has the technology beyond anyone’s comprehension which can also destroy more than just the town. He uses replicants, copies of human beings of the town inhabitants.

These replicants has silver claws and razor blade teeth. The Stinger will do everything in it’s power to capture his bounty.

James Wan Adapts Robert McCammon’s Stinger for Peacock

James Wan Adapts Robert McCammon's Stinger for Peacock

Image: Warner Bros.

James Wan is well known for his directing style of horror with the Saw, the Conjuring, Insidious and Malignant. He catapulted his status from a horror director to an action director with Furious 7 (2015) and Aquaman (2018). He’s currently working on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which is already in its post-production.

It’s been reported by The Hollywood Reporter that James Wan has teamed up with NBC Universal to adapt Stinger. The show is to be half an hour each episode. Currently, the show is called Teacup and it’s in the early stages of development with Ian McCulloch. McCulloch is known for Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone series where he wrote and acted as a consulting producer from 2018 to 2019. E.L. Katz (The Haunting of Bly Manor) will co executive-produce the series  with McCulloch.

James Wan Adapts Robert McCammon's Stinger for Peacock

Image: Warner Bros.

Atomic Monster Production will develop Teacup. It is James Wan’s company that has developed a number films and TV shows. For film, they have done the Annabelle movies, The Nun, Mortal Kombat (2021), Malignant (2021). Their upcoming films are Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, M3GAN, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Last Train To New York. On TV they have done MacGyver (2016), Swamp Thing (2019), Aquaman: King of Atlantis (2021), I Know What You Did Last Summer (2021), Archive 81 (2022), and the upcoming Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.

At this time, there’s no schedule when Teacup is to be released on Peacock. But with James Wan’s supervision, we are excited to see how this show will turn out.

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