Peacock Orders Horror Thriller Series Inspired by Bestselling Novel ‘Stinger’; James Wan and Ian McCulloch to Executive Produce

Closeup of the alien claw bursting from the ground from the cover of the 1988 novel "Stinger."

Peacock has announced a straight-to-series order of a new horror thriller series inspired by the New York Times Bestselling Novel “Stinger.” The currently untitled project is being written by Ian McCulloch, who will also serve as Executive Producer alongside James Wan.

Released in 1988 by author Robert McCammon, “Stinger” takes place during a single twenty-four-hour period in Inferno, Texas. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy. But things can always get worse, and they do so with astonishing speed.

The Peacock series will follow a disparate group of people on a ranch who must come together in the face of a mysterious threat.

The series comes from Wan’s Atomic Monster and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Atomic Monster’s James Wan (The Conjuring Universe), Michael Clear (“Archive 81”), and Rob Hackett (“Archive 81”) will executive produce alongside director and executive producer E.L. Katz (“The Haunting of Bly Manor”), writer and executive producer Ian McCulloch (“Yellowstone”), and executive producer and author Robert McCammon (“Stinger”). Danielle Bozzone will oversee for Atomic Monster.

“We are so excited for this adrenalized thriller about a group of people overcoming adversity, that’s both entertaining and emotional,” said Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We know this upcoming drama will be in expert hands with James Wan, E.L. Katz, Ian McCulloch, our partners at UCP, and is sure to be a binge-worthy mystery for Peacock audiences.”

“When you bring together James Wan, Ian McCulloch, E.L. Katz and a bestselling novel by Robert McCammon, you’ve got all the ingredients for an incredible series,” said Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP. “We’re ecstatic to partner with Peacock to bring this thrill ride of a show to their audience.”

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