Hulu will develop its Stephen King programming with a collection adaptation of The Eyes of the Dragon

Hulu will develop its Stephen King programming with a collection adaptation of The Eyes of the Dragon

In 1984, Stephen King sat on the ten-year mark of his full-length publishing profession, and by then, he’d already left a path of indeniable classics in his wake. Over 15 novels in by then, and two years after The Darkish Tower: The Gunslinger noticed King make his most notable overtures into the fantasy style up to now (not less than as much as that time), the horror legend determined to combine two of that novel’s characters right into a swords-and-magic saga  emblematic of the period’s Dungeons & Dragons fantasy revivalism.

Since King variations are all the craze proper now, and notably when a bunch of avid fantasy followers are about to be out there for a brand new TV obsession, it makes good sense for an adaptation of The Eyes of the Dragon to return down the pipeline. Deadline experiences that Hulu has greenlit a pilot for a collection based mostly on the novel, with Seth Grahme-Smith (producer of the It movies and the upcoming Youngster’s Play reboot) connected as showrunner and pilot author.

(Hear: The Losers’ Membership: A Stephen King Podcast, on The Eyes of the Dragon)

The novel, per the writer, chronicles a traditional good-and-evil story set within the realm of Delain: “A kingdom is in turmoil because the outdated king dies and his successor should do battle for the throne. Pitted towards an evil wizard and a would-be rival, Prince Peter makes a daring escape and rallies the forces of Good to battle for what’s rightfully his.”

Granted, earlier makes an attempt at an adaptation of Dragon have fallen aside; nonetheless, each the fantasy style and TV weren’t what they’re then immediately. Contemplating Hulu’s success with King-centric fare just like the miniseries 11.22.63 and the in-universe collection Fortress Rock, it’ll hardly be a shock if the pilot winds up ordered to collection in the long term.

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