Dark Tower TV series officially dead

Anticipated Stephen King series is no more

According to Deadline, Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman’s proposed TV adaptation of Stephen King’s seven book Dark Tower series is officially dead, as budget restrictions and rescheduling wasn’t enough to placate for Universal, who have now pulled all support and funding from the ambitious series.

That George RR Martin’s dense and epic A Song Of Ice And Fire wasn’t at intimidating enough for HBO to tackle is perhaps a sign as to where TV’s future increasingly lies.