Mike Flanagan’s New Horror Series Is A Stephen King Adaptation

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Ace creator/director Mike Flanagan is currently working on his new horror series which adapts a Stephen King novel. The 44-year-old has acquired the rights to adapt The Dark Tower books which will be produced by Trevor Macy. After his latest work, The Midnight Club was canceled by Netflix, the filmmaker is now focusing on his new project in a partnership with Amazon. What is this new project about? More so, does it have a potential release date yet? Keep reading to find out the details!

Intrepid Pictures Strikes A New Deal With Amazon

The news of this horror series was revealed by Macy and Flanagan in an exclusive with Deadline. Furthermore, the interview also dove into the details of the pair’s latest decision to move their Intrepid Pictures deal from Netflix to Amazon.

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Flanagan explained, “Predating our deal with Amazon, we acquired the rights to ‘The Dark Tower,’ which if you know anything about me, you know it has been my Holy Grail of a project for most of my life. We actually have those rights carved out of our Amazon deal, which doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t get behind it at some point- you don’t know. But that’s something we’ve been developing ourselves and are really passionate about finally getting it up on its feet at some point.”

Mike Flanagan’s Horror Series Might Stream On Amazon Prime

Previously, Amazon had the rights to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. They had even started working on the project and made it to the pilot phase. However, the rights soon lapsed after which Flanagan and Macy picked it up before starting their new deal with Amazon announced on December 1. Although the new horror project happened before the deal with Amazon, it is entirely possible that the series might land on the streamer. However, it is also possible that other streamers might get a shot at it.

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Flanagan already has an expansive plan for The Dark Tower adaptation. The forthcoming series already has a pilot script, plans for five potential seasons, and even two standalone feature films. These movies will serve as a follow-up to the series. Flanagan has also shared the detailed outline of what is to become of the TV adaptation with Stephen King who approved the same. As of now, there is no estimated premiere date for The Dark Tower series.

Mike Flanagan Has One Final Project At Netflix

Previously, Intrepid Pictures was under an overall deal at Netflix. During this time, the company birthed several hit shows in the horror genre that includes:

  • The Haunting Of Bly Manor
  • Midnight Mass
  • The Haunting Of Hill House
  • The Midnight Club

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Currently, the duo still has one project being readied for Netflix titled The Fall Of The House Of Usher which is a limited series.

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