Stephen King’s Joyland to be adapted for television

Yesterday we brought you news of a Sir Terry Pratchett adaptation (of sorts), and today we’re hearing that another literary heavyweight, Stephen King, is also set to get the TV adaptation treatment.

One of the best-selling and revered authors in the world, King is no stranger to adaptation. Indeed, his Mr Mercedes TV version has been reviewed on these pages (here).

According to Deadline, a TV version of Joyland is on the way.

Freeform has put into development Joyland, a series based on the King novel, from writers Chris Peña (Jane the Virgin) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.) and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions (Valor). Joyland tells the story of Devin, a college student who takes a summer job at an amusement park in a North Carolina tourist town, confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child and the way both will change his life forever.

Watch this space…

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