Although the first reviews for The Dark Tower have been, um, rather mixed, the The Dark Tower TV series still looks to be going ahead, and it’s now got a dad.
The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara has reportedly been selected to serves as showrunner for the series. It doesn’t yet have a network attached to it, but according to THR, the series is “being eyed for a short-order (between 10 and 13 episodes) and a home on cable or streaming outlets by producers Media Rights Capital and Sony Pictures Television.”
“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honour,” Mazzara told THR.
“The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard And 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!”
The TV series will be independent of the upcoming film, and is set to revolve around a younger version of Roland (played by Idris Elba in the film) and his group. It will be based on the fourth book in The Dark Tower series, Wizard In Glass.
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