Stephen King’s Carrie is getting its own limited series on FX, Deadline has reported. Although Stephen King’s first novel has been adapted already twice in cinema form, this will be the first time the classic tale will be adapted for television. The series is in very early stages of development, so there has been no confirmation as to when Carrie will air, what writer will be handling the project, or how many episodes the series will be.
Carrie isn’t the only one of Stephen King’s works to receive the small screen treatment, as the famed horror author has been quietly building his own little universe spread out through various networks and streaming platforms. King’s Castle Rock, for instance, has been streaming on Hulu, with the series debuting on June 25th, 2018 and now currently going into its second season. The Outsiders will also be coming to HBO in January, while The Stand is heading towards CBS Access.
Deadline has also revealed that Epix ordered Jerusalem’s Lot, a TV series based on a short story by Stephen King, with Adrian Brody starring in the potential series. Stephen King’s Carrie has remained fresh in the minds of fans by being adapted many times over the years. Carrie’s first adaptation came out in 1976, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek as scorned outsider Carrie White. This film spawned a sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2, featuring a different teenager with telekinetic abilities. A 2002 made for TV movie aired on NBC. The last adaptation came out in 2013, starring Chloe Grace Moretz as titular character Carrie White with Julianne Moore playing her mother.
Due to its several incarnations, Carrie has become a horror icon in her own right, and due to the timeless themes of her story it’s no wonder why every few years it seems studios try to re imagine her journey for a modern audience.