Sleeping Beauties, the novel written by Stephen King and his son Owen King, is being prepped for a television series made by AMC Networks.
The network has ordered a pilot to be made and Owen has been enlisted to write the script which will be an adaptation of the 2017 novel and is set in a women’s prison in West Virginia.
“Owen and Stephen King found the perfect canvas to tell a haunting and gripping story that sparks a relevant conversation about gender equality and individuality,” Ashley Zalta, Sugar 23’s Head of Production said. “We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration with the Kings and with AMC, who have so often boldly redefined genres.”
Stephen King said: “I’m tremendously excited to see Sleeping Beauties brought to life in a format that will allow the story to be told as it was meant to be told, in all its mystery and drama.”
His son, Owen, also added: “We’re so happy to be working with Michael, Ashley, and AMC on Sleeping Beauties. We can’t imagine a better match.”
Read the Sleeping Beauties synopsis below to get a better understanding the potential new series:
“In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.
“If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.
“The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.
“Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?”