A while back we reported that Amazon had snagged the rights to adapt Stephen King’s The Dark Tower for a new series. Things have been quiet since, up until now. Amazon has now cast the series’ two most important characters, the Gunslinger and the Man in Black.
Sam Strike who stars in NBC’s “Timeless” and played Jackson in Leatherface, will be playing the role of the Gunslinger aka Roland Deschain. Roland is the story’s protagonist who comes from a long line of Gunslingers, those who serve as peacekeepers.
Jasper Paakkonen, star of “Vikings” and Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film BlackkKlansman will portray the Man in Black also known as Marten Broadcloak and Randall Flagg, who eventually becomes Roland’s archnemesis throughout King’s books.
“The Walking Dead’s” Glen Mazzara is set to serve as showrunner for the series that has nothing to do with the 2017 film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.