The latest adaptation of his work is indeed set in Maine but had to have the supernatural elements added in -- which might be a first.
On Friday, July 9, Syfy debuts "Haven," a new one-hour drama loosely based on a 2005 King novella called "The Colorado Kid," which dealt with the mystery of a body found on a small island off the coast of Maine.
In the series, Emily Rose ("John From Cincinnati," "Jericho") stars as FBI agent Audrey Parker, who arrives in little Haven, Maine, to solve the murder of a local ex-con.
Before long, she discovers the town is a refuge for people with supernatural abilities -- and it may hold a clue to the orphaned Audrey's own mysterious past.
Lucas Bryant stars as local police officer Nathan Wuornos, who becomes Audrey's investigative partner, and Eric Balfour as charming local Duke Crocker.
Nova Scotia, Canada, stands in for Maine in "Haven." The two places are not that far apart geographically, but shooting in the beautiful but rustic location is proving a challenge.
"As we speak," says Rose, calling in from the "Haven" set, "I am standing under a blue rain tent in front of a propane heater, because I'm just so cold."
But the blond-haired, blue-eyed Rose is thrilled to not just be playing someone's girlfriend or wife but a tough career woman.
"I was just really excited to be able to play an FBI agent," she says. "It's great to be able to play a real serious role, a cool, sassy, smart, independent, funny but really deep character. It's such a treat when it comes along -- especially when they're written really well also."