We knew it was coming, but now it’s official — the long awaited sequel to the Stephen King classic The Shining, entitled Doctor Sleep, will be released on September 24, 2013, the author revealed on his Web site Tuesday.

The follow-up to 1977’s The Shining tells the story of a hospice worker who helps patients die painlessly. He comes into contact with a clan of roving, psychic vampires called The Tribe. EW shared an excerpt from the book nearly a year ago, when King was close to completing the manuscript.

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