ABC's Signature developing Grand Central, based on Stephen King tale

Horror on television is hot right now and isn't showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Now there are a couple of new shows headed our way, one of them from the mind of the reigning master of horror that should get fans stoked.

A new Stephen King adaptation and an original horror project are in development at Signature, ABC's boutique arm that is currently shopping a number of potential television shows to various networks, and if you're a fan of King's collection of short tales of the macabre "Just After Sunset" then you'll really dig what ABC has in the pipeline.

THR is reporting that Signature is readying "Grand Central", a potential straight-to-series order for summer 2014 from "Haven" writers Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn. The drama is based on King's short story "The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates" and described as a character-driven procedural with a supernatural twist. The short, published in 2008 and collected in King's "Just After Sunset", centers on...

...a widow who answers a phone call from her husband who died two days earlier in a plane crash. The husband predicts two tragedies that later come true and helps his wife avoid death.

Additionally, Signature has psychological horror story/soap "Strega" in the works at A&E with writer Joe Gangemi (ELIZA GRAVES) via the Gotham Group. "Strega" is described as...

...a psychological horror story that meets cul-de-sac soap about a young American family who hire an au pair from Italy only to discover that dark forces come along with her."

More on both "Grand Central" and "Strega" as we hear it!

Extra Tidbit: Have you read King's "Just After Sunset"? Were you a fan of "The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates"?
Source: THR



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