Saloon Media, the production company behind such TV projects as Cold Valley, Witches of Salem, Web of Darkness, Encounter: UFO, and Hotel Paranormal (hosted by Dan Aykroyd), has announced that they have acquired the rights to author Shaun Hamill’s debut horror novel A Cosmology of Monsters, which was first published in 2019. The company is working with executive producer Caitlin D. Fryers to turn A Cosmology of Monsters into an ongoing one-hour TV series, with the first season to consist of eight episodes.
Fryers previously worked on the shows Wynonna Earp, Endlings, and Private Eyes. She is developing A Cosmology of Monsters with Saloon’s SVP of Scripted Content, Melissa Williamson. Hamill and Saloon’s Michael Kot are executive producing the show with Fryers.
Hamill’s novel (pick up a copy HERE) has the following description:
Noah Turner sees monsters. His father saw them – and built a shrine to them with The Wandering Dark, an immersive horror experience that the whole family operates. His practical mother has caught glimpses of terrors but refuses to believe—too focused on keeping the family from falling apart. And his eldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won’t admit to seeing anything but the beckoning glow of the spotlight… until it swallows her up. Noah Turner sees monsters. But, unlike his family, Noah chooses to let them in…
Stephen King was a fan of A Cosmology of Monsters, saying, “If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it, and I think you will too.“
I haven’t read A Cosmology of Monsters yet myself, and actually hadn’t heard of it before this TV show announcement, but it sounds interesting to me. I might have to check out the book while waiting for the adaptation to make its way out into the world.
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