Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is getting adapted as a series

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is getting turned into a TV series for Amazon. The ambitious project is in the works from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures under a new deal with Amazon Studios, according to Deadline.

In an interview with Deadline, Flanagan and his producing partner Trevor Macy revealed that they have the rights to the series and to develop it themselves. “If you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life,” Flanagan said.

The Dark Tower fuses science-fantasy and horror and is set in the time of a classic Americana tradition. The plot revolves around Roland of Gilead as he follows a mysterious man in black. The book was initially published as a series of five short stories.

However, Stephen King later revised and extended the Dark Tower series, which now stands at eight novels. Mike Flanagan is a master of long-form storytelling and has always desired to make King’s extensive novel saga, The Dark Tower.

“I’ll tell you, more than half of my life, I’ve closed my eyes and been able to watch a lot of this play out, I’ve dreamed about this. That first shot which comes right off at the first incredible sentence of the first book, The Gunslinger, I’ve had that image just rattling around in my head since I was an undergrad,” he added.