Based on the popular Stephen King novel, The Dark Tower film is days away from from its worldwide release. Many fans have long awaited for this book series to be adapted into live action but now that adaption is going a step further as Sony Pictures Television is working on adapting the book series into it’s own television series. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Glen Mazzara has been tapped to serve as the series’ showrunner.
Mazzara replaced Frank Darabont as the showrunner on the popular zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead. His credits also include critically acclaimed series such as Damien, Hawthorne and The Shield. Here’s what Mazzara had to say about working on the series:
“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor. The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard & Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, and other tales need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age — how he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah, we’ll have billy-bumblers!”
It’s always great to know that the creative minds behind certain adaptions are also fans. Sends the message that the translation from page to the small screen is in good hands. The TV series is still in its early development stages but is said to follow the adventures of a younger Roland Deschain and his group. The series will be based on the fourth book in the Dark Tower series called Wizard in Glass and is being called more of an origin story than a prequel.
A network is not yet attached to the project but the producers are hoping to end up on a cable channel or a popular streaming service like Netflix as they plan to do a more short first season (around 10 to 13 episodes). What do you think GOC fam? Does this sound like a series you can get behind? If you’re a fan of the Dark Tower book series, what stories would you like to see told? Let us know in the comments below.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
The Dark Tower stars Idris Elba and blasts into theaters this Friday.