Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books will be adapted into a TV series after the rights for it were acquired by director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy.
Mike Flanagan Buys the Rights to The Dark Tower
In an interview with Deadline, Flanagan confirmed that he had acquired the rights after giving King a “very, very detailed outline” for his plans for the show. Flanagan and Macy are known for their horror works such as The Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Hill House. They have previously adapted other works from Stephen King.
Their production company Intrepid Pictures made the movie from Netflix to Amazon. The show is not guaranteed to be exclusively on Amazon Prime as the deal was made before the move.
“Predating our deal with Amazon, we acquired the rights to ‘The Dark Tower,’ which if you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life,” Flanagan said to Deadline. “We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point — you don’t know. But that’s something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.”
Five Seasons and a Movie
The show won’t be completed for a few years as Flanagan and Macy are in the early stages right now. However, Flanagan did confirm to Deadline that he has already written the pilot of the show. He expect there to be “five seasons of television, followed by two stand-alone features.”
Anyone who is a fan of The Dark Tower books or of Flanagan and Macy’s works will be excited. More and more fantasy books are being adapted to be television shows and their recent success means that even more shows will be green lit going forward. Are you excited that The Dark Towers will be made into a T.V. show? Let us know in the comments below!