One of Stephen King's best books is being turned into a TV series 2 years ago

One of Stephen King's best books is being turned into a TV series

It's some of his best work.

Stephen King's novels have given us some of the finest films of the last several decades. He's the mind responsible for The Green Mile, Stand By Me, IT, Cujo, Misery, Carrie, The Shining... The list goes on and on.

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Now, one of King's most interesting novels is being turned into a TV series.

Originally released in 1979, The Stand is some of King's best (and freakiest) work. It's a post-apocalyptic epic that King himself described as "Lord of the Rings in a contemporary American setting". The first season of the show is set to run for 10 episodes.

It's been picked up by CBS All Access, the same station that's producing the Star Trek reboot that will see Patrick Stewart reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard.

King himself sounds majorly enthused by the project. According to Variety, he released a statement saying "I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite.

"The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen."

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The project will be directed by Josh Boone, who is probably most famous for his work on recent young adult movie The Fault in Our Stars.

We don't have any details on the casting yet, but if King has given it his blessing then that's good enough for us.