Stephen King's Joyland heading to Freeform

In this day and age, the powers that be at every single studio in town are trying to get their hands on a Stephen King property to produce. I'm certainly not complaining as IT and GERALD'S GAME are some of the best King adaptations of all-time. And today we have word that the King train keeps on a-rolling as Freeform has snagged up the rights to King's novel JOYLAND and plan to turn the book into a TV series.

Freeform exec vp programming and development Karey Burke:

We are honored to be working with Stephen King — a master storyteller who understands the importance of culturally embedded tales that resonate with audiences on a deeply personal level. We can’t wait for Joyland to become part of Freeform’s offerings and haunt our viewers as only Stephen can.

Cyrus Nowrasteh set to pen the script and produce the series, which 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.

I haven't read JOYLAND myself, but after reading King's thoughts on the book over on Amazon, I'm intrigued. King says, "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." Good for you for preserving the paperback, Mr. King!

Bill Haber will executive produce alongside Chris Pena. You can snag a copy of the book for yourself or a loved one over on Amazon HERE. Have you read Stephen King's JOYLAND? Do you think it will make a solid Freeform series? Let us know below!

Looks good to me...

Source: THR



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