Stephen King adaptations are everywhere these days (not that we are complaining). The newest addition to the list is King’s 1984 novel The Eyes of the Dragon.
Deadline is reporting that Hulu is developing a pilot for a potential series with Seth Grahame-Smith, who produced both IT and Child’s Play, set to pen the script and serve as show-runner.
The story is set in the fictional realm of Delain and is told from the perspective of an unknown narrator. The story’s villain is none other than Randall Flagg who is also featured in both King’s The Dark Tower and The Stand.
In the tale, “a kingdom is in turmoil as the old King Roland dies and its worthy successor, Prince Peter must do battle to claim what is rightfully his. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan, there are holes—like Thomas’s terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment.”
I am so excited to be working in the world of Stephen King with Hulu, which has such a terrific track record with Stephen King adaptations,” Grahame-Smith told Deadline. “The goal for this series is to feel unlike any Stephen King adaptation before, with this rich underlying source material, and the only true fantasy book he wrote that has kings and swords and princesses. We will honor the spirit of the book and the legacy.”