King Announces ‘The Shining’ Sequel

Whatever happened to Danny, that creepy-but-special little boy in Stephen King’s The Shining? We’re about to find out. The author has announced a release date for the famed book’s sequel, Doctor Sleep, in which a grownup Danny Torrance is haunted by the same demons (the twins!) from Overlook Hotel. The book begins with Danny working at a nursing home in a New Hampshire town and using his psychic “shining” powers to comfort those at death’s door. He also fights a tribe of quasi-immortals called The True Knot, but only with the help of a 12-year-old girl who possesses “the brightest shining ever seen,” according to King’s website, which calls the sequel “an epic battle between good and evil.” Doctor Sleep will be released on Sept. 24, 2013—exactly 36 years after King released the original.