Many horror fans know that Stephen King’s iconic novels and short stories have been adapted countless times over the years. Unfortunately, that means quite a few films and shows have slipped through the cracks. Now one such forgotten Stephen King series is making a comeback by hitting streaming – for free.
One of the benefits with so many competing streaming services is that quite a few platforms are free to use. Of course, there might be the occasional ad, but it’s an insignificant price to pay for free content. Especially when it means discovering so many fantastic films and shows that aren’t available elsewhere.
Fans might recognize the title of the series from King’s novel of the same name published in 1979. Or they might even recognize it from an earlier adaptation, a feature film from director David Cronenberg released in 1983. USA Network’s television series The Dead Zone, which ran from 2002 to 2007, is available on quite a few of these services.
The general premise of the show revolves around Johnny Smith, a man who develops psychic powers after waking up from a coma. The series lasted for six seasons as it followed the small-town teacher who begins to have visions of both the past and the future. He attempts to use these abilities to solve crime and avoid a potential apocalypse.
It’s the USA Network’s series that perhaps most benefits from King’s brilliant concept. After all, there are so many more stories you can tell on television, especially without the time restraints that come with a feature film. And while King’s novel has plenty of memorable details to mine, the longevity of a series that made up as many as 80 episodes is certainly bound to produce its own iconic moments.
The Dead Zone, created by Michael Piller and Shawn Piller based on King’s novel, starred Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams, and Connor Price.
For those interested in viewing the Stephen King series The Dead Zone for free, it’s currently available on the following streaming services: Plex, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi, and Vudu. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding trending television shows and films.