Back in 2017 it was announced that Anonymous Content was developing a TV adaptation of Sleeping Beauties, the bestselling novel from Stephen King and his son Owen King, and now comes word that AMC has granted a pilot script commitment to the project.
Deadline reports that Owen King has signed on to write the script for the Sleeping Beauties pilot, with Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta (The OA) serving as executive producers.
“I’m tremendously excited to see Sleeping Beauties brought to life in a format that will allow the story to be told as it was meant to be told, in all its mystery and drama,” said Stephen King, with Owen adding: “We’re so happy to be working with Michael, Ashley, and AMC on Sleeping Beauties. We can’t imagine a better match.”
“Owen and Stephen King found the perfect canvas to tell a haunting and gripping story that sparks a relevant conversation about gender equality and individuality,” added Ashley Zalta. “We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration with the Kings and with AMC, who have so often boldly redefined genres.”
Sleeping Beauties is one of several TV adaptations of King’s works in development, alongside Lisey’s Story, The Outsider, and The Stand, while the upcoming Creepshow TV reboot will also adapt his short stories Gray Matter and Survivor Type.
via Flickering Myth