FX developing Carrie limited series of Stephen King’s debut novel
According to Variety, FX is in the very early stage of developing a limited series of Stephen King’s classic Carrie.
The novel, King’s legendary debut, centers on Carrie White, a high school teenager picked on by her classmates but with an extraordinary gift: she can move things with her mind. An act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be normal… Until unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.
Carrie was previously adapted in 1976 by director Brian De Palma and writer Lawrence D. Cohen. The movie received two Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for star Sissy Spacek.
Other adapted versions of the story include 1988’s Broadway show Carrie: The Musical, the 2002 TV movie from David Carson and Bryan Fuller, and the 2013 remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, written by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Kimberly Pierce.
Carrie joins a list of King titles being adapted for the small and big screen, including Epix’s Jerusalem’s Lot, MGM’s The Dark Half, CBS All Access’ The Stand, and HBO’s The Outsider.