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Steven Spielberg teams up with TNT for TV mini series

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MUMBAI: After a successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed miniseries Into the West US network TNT is teaming once again with DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

This time it is an epic, six-hour adaptation of horror novelist Stephen King and Peter Straub's adventure The Talisman,Written in 1984, The Talisman marks the first collaboration between bestselling authors King and Straub. It tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a boy who goes on a quest through this world and through a parallel world known as The Territories, experiencing both good and evil in each. His goal is to obtain a mysterious talisman that will save his dying mothers life, as well as the life of her twinner, the Queen of The Territories.

TNT senior VP original programming Michael Wright says, "We are so happy and proud to be working with DreamWorks Television and Steven Spielberg after such a tremendous experience making Into the West.

"We have also had excellent results working with Stephen Kings material on Salems Lot and Nightmares And Dreamscapes. So the opportunity to bring these talents together on our network is just about as good as it gets. Like those previous projects, The Talisman is a truly epic production, but one that will present all new challenges and opportunities. We look forward to working with this top-notch team of filmmakers as we create what is certain to be a television event to remember."

Spielberg haas in the past produced shows like Band Of Brothers and Taken. While the former aired in India on HBO the latter aired on Star Movies.

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