Father and son duo, Owen and Stephen King have recently been asked by AMC to propose a pilot script for their 2017 novel Sleeping Beauties.
According to Deadline, AMC will hopefully pick up the bestselling novel for a full TV series in the future. As of right now, Stephen’s son, Owen is set to write the pilot script.
“Owen and Stephen King found the perfect canvas to tell a haunting and gripping story that sparks a relevant conversation about gender equality and individuality,” Sugar 23’s Head of Production and EP said Ashley Zalta tells Deadline. “We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration with the Kings and with AMC, who have so often boldly redefined genres.”
Additionally, the King family seems to be pretty stoked about their novel getting picked up by AMC too.
“I’m tremendously excited to see Sleeping Beauties brought to life in a format that will allow the story to be told as it was meant to be told, in all its mystery and drama,” Steven says.
You can read the novel’s synopsis, via Consequence Of Sound, below.
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.
If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.
Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?
You can watch a video of the dynamic duo talking about their novel on Good Morning America below.
Before its release, the film dropped one final spine-chilling trailer that you should definitely watch below if you haven’t.
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