Dave Erickson, the co-creator of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” is adapting Stephen King’s short story “The Jaunt” for a TV series as part of an overall deal with MRC Television, Deadline reports.
Originally published as part of the Skeleton Crew collection in 1985, the tale is set in the 24th century when teleportation, known as “haunting”, is an everyday reality, giving people the opportunity to travel enormous distances, even to other planets. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned.
We’ve long admired Dave’s visionary creative work and are thrilled to welcome him to MRC,” Elise Henderson, President of MRC Television,Deadline states. “A true master of his craft, he’s the ideal partner to build upon the work of Stephen King, and create and develop more originals as the studio continues to expand.”