A SERIES FOR SNAPCHAT
BASED ON KING'S 2016 #1 NYT BESTSELLING NOVEL
in collaboration with jamieson fry + kerrie kvashay-boyle
End of Watch is short-form series designed specifically for Snapchat based on Stephen King's newest thriller (released this month) where the mobile platform is more than just a delivery method—it literally becomes part of the unfolding story.
No one wants to attend to the creepy young patient in Room 217 of the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, a comatose mass murderer called The Mercedes Killer who drove his car into a crowd three years ago and who suffered brain damage during his arrest.
There is gossip from the nurses that he’s woken up from his coma, that he’s faking his injuries to avoid prison, that he’s secretly receiving experimental drugs. All anyone knows for sure is that strange things are happening.
One by one, his intended teenage victims from years ago—the ones who got away—start to fall prey to strange bouts of self-harm. The lead doctor has been acting out of sorts. The nurses find themselves “waking up” mid-shift in compromising positions. Orderlies being to complain of “lost time.”
Our comatose killer’s only visitors are the two detectives who put him there, both obsessed with the idea that he may still somehow be harming others, and an alluring young computer programmer he once worked with before his injuries.
Suddenly a glitchy mobile game emerges as the one detail that unites them all. Is it acting as some kind of portal, or is evil itself contagious?