The upcoming novel Sleeping Beauties from Stephen King and Owen King is being developed for TV
The rights to the upcoming Stephen King and Owen King novel Sleeping Beauties were recently acquired by Anonymous Content, according to Deadline. Now we’ve learned that the novel is being developed for TV. Sleeping Beauties will be released on September 26, 2017 and is set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. King, of course, is well known for his writing with 54 novels and counting, as well as over 200 short stories and six non-fiction books. Many of those have been brought to the big screen, including Misery, Pet Cemetery, The Green Mile and Cujo, just to name a few. We’ll see more when IT and The Dark Tower premiere later this year. We’re also getting an amalgam of his work in the Hulu streaming series Castle Rock.
Here is the official Amazon description of Sleeping Beauties: “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, if 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?”
The executive producers for Sleeping Beauties are Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta.
What do you guys think of the premise for Sleeping Beauties? Are you excited at the prospect of more work from Stephen King hitting your TV? Are you interested in reading his work with his son Owen? Are you looking forward to IT and The Dark Tower? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.