Amazon’s The Dark Tower series to be more faithful to Stephen King’s novels

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

It was just last week that we let you guys know that Amazon is the new home for the upcoming TV series based on Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER. And now today we have news via SyFy Wire that "the TV show will be more faithful to the original series."

THE DARK TOWER film director Nikolaj Arcel and Anders Thomas Jensen co-wrote the pilot script and will oversee production on the show with former THE WALKING DEAD showrunner Glen Mazzara.

Nikolaj Arcel:

It’s very, very closely adhering to the Wizard and Glass novel and parts of The Gunslinger novel. That was exciting, to be even more like, ‘Okay, now we’re going to be able to even lift lines directly, or like [write] characters exactly as they are.’ Which, as a fan, was exciting in a different way.

Personally, I feel that TV was really the only avenue that King's massive THE DARK TOWER series could have been told appropriately anyhow, so I'm more than down for giving Amazon's new series a go. Especially if they somehow manage to keep Idris Elba as Roland Deschain aka The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

How excited are you to know that Amazon's The Dark Tower TV Series will be more faithful to King's books? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!


Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

THE DARK TOWER is now available on Blu-ray right HERE.

Source: SyFy Wire

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