The Dark Tower TV Series is in Development – Will Stay True to the Novels
With The Dark Tower arriving in theaters this Friday, more details have come to light regarding The Dark Tower TV series, both of which follow the Stephen King novels of the same name. It has previously been revealed that the movie will be a sequel to the novels, serving as an entry point into that universe for those that haven’t read the books. In a recent interview with IndieWire, director Nikolaj Arcel revealed that the TV series will serve as a prequel to the movie, closely following the flashback events of the Dark Tower novel Wizard and Glass.
It’s being written. I was part of writing the pilot, like the first season ideas and the pilot and the second episode. It’s gonna be awesome. What was exciting about that, whereas with the film, we were really trying to create an introduction and make a standalone film that could sort of live in itself, but what was also exciting, working on the TV show at the same time, is that is totally canon.”
As the upcoming The Dark Tower movie serves as a sequel to the books, Arcel was tasked with creating an entry point to the series that also acts as a standalone film. With The Dark Tower TV show, however, the creators can draw on an abundance of source material thanks to how closely the TV side of things will follow the books. The Wizard and Glass novel follows the story of 14 year old Roland Deschain and his two comrades as they journey to the town of Hambry, where Roland meets his first love and uncovers a conspiracy.
We’re going back in the past. It’s very, very closely adhering to the ‘Wizard and Glass’ novel and parts of ‘The Gunslinger’ novel. That was exciting to be even more like, ‘Okay, now we’re going to be able to even lift lines directly, or like [write] characters exactly as they are. Which, as a fan, was exciting in a different way.”
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