Freeform Greenlights Stephen King’s ‘Joyland’

by Rob Caprilozzi

Things are about to get a bit scarier on Freeform. According to Deadline the Disney-ABC owned channel has launched Stephen King’s Joyland into development. Chris Pena and Cyrus Nowrasteh are signed on to pen the pilot with Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions serving as producer.

Joyland tells the story of a college student who lands a summer job as a carnival worker. What starts as a fun job at a North Carolina amusement park turns into a battle for survival as he comes face to face with a murderer.

Back on May 28, 2013 King spoke with NPR and revealed that the idea for the novel came from an image he had of a young man in a wheelchair flying a Jesus kite on a beach. The 288-page novel was released later that year on June 4, 2013 by Hard Case Crime and featured cover art by Robert McGinnis and Glen Orbik.

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on Joyland.

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