Even though It: Chapter 2 performed below expectations, and Doctor Sleep recently nodded off at the box office, Stephen King properties are still being produced at a break-neck pace. Both a new version of King’s debut novel, Carrie, and a return to Salem’s Lot are headed to the small screen in the near future.
Collider broke the news regarding the Carrie FX mini-series, but the details about the new production are about as thin as the plot for The Rage: Carrie 2. So far, no director, writer, producer, or cast members have been announced and FX is confirming nothing at this point.
A lot more information is currently available about Epix’s new Jerusalem’s Lot series, which will consist of 10 episodes, and stars Adrien Brody as Captain Charles Boone. The adaptation of King’s short story follow up to Salem’s Lot is written by Peter and Jason Filardi and is (according to Deadline) “…set in the 1850s. It follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.”
Epix’s President Michael Wright (who also produced TNT’s version of Salem’s Lot with Peter Filardi in 2004) says that “This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying re-imagining of classic gothic horror. We can’t wait to work with the exceptional team of Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi, along with our phenomenal lead actor, Adrien Brody…and of course, when it comes to horror, it doesn’t get any better or more masterful than Stephen King.”
Jerusalem’s Lot is slated to begin production in May 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a potential premiere in late 2020.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about both of these series.