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Carrie may be coming to television.
FX is teaming with producers MGM Television for a limited series based on Stephen King’s beloved horror novel.
The project is in extremely early development, as a writer for the new take has not yet been attached. FX and MGM Television declined comment.
King’s Carrie was first published in 1974 and has spawned a number of adaptations in the decades that followed, including the 1976 movie that starred Sissy Spacek. Other takes include a 1988 Broadway musical, a 2012 off-Broadway revival, a 1999 film sequel and a 2002 TV movie written by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and starring Angela Bettis. More recently, Chloe Grace Moretz starred in a 2013 feature penned by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also wrote the 1976 Carrie screenplay) and Riverdale mastermind Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Should the new adaptation move forward, it would mark the latest reteaming of FX with MGM Television following their successful anthological take on Fargo from showrunner Noah Hawley. MGM TV’s credits also include the award-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale.
For King, meanwhile, Carrie becomes the best-selling author’s latest TV foray. Last week, MGM-backed premium cable network Epix handed out a straight-to-series order for the drama Jerusalem’s Lot. That joins Lisey’s Story at Apple, The Dark Tower at Amazon, The Stand at CBS All Access, The Outsider at HBO, the Hulu anthology Castle Rock, Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes and Shudder’s Creepshow.
Collider was first to report the news.
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