A popular online channel is making a TV show out of Stephen Kings Dark Tower
books. The series started with the book The Gunslinger
which released in 1982 and concluded with The Dark Tower
. King calls the series his Magmun Opus and many of his other works link into the world he created here.
The books are about Roland Deschain
, the last of the gunslingers, who is travelling across the Mid-World to find the Dark Tower. The Dark Tower is the linchpin of all the worlds and is as much a place as it is a concept.
A movie on The Dark Tower was relased just last year, August 2017, but it didn't follow the books rather was a sequel to the series. It wasn't very well recieved and Stephen King
blamed Sony Pictures' decision to make The Dark Tower into a PG-13 film. The TV series, however, will not tie in or be a sequel to the movie but will take the focus back to Roland. Hopefully it will follow the series. After the first failure it didn's seem likely that the gunslinger would find his way back to a screen, Stephen King himself exressed doubt that it would, but looks like Amazon
has faith it will be popular.
No release date has been announced yet.