Carrie is getting the TV treatment. FX is in the works to create a brand-new adaption to the horror novel penned by Stephen King. According to Collider, the series is still a ways away with it only being in its early development stages. Per its sources, the project’s script hasn’t even been completed yet.
Carrie has been a rather touchy King novel-to-film process. Many tote its original 1976 adaption as its superior version compared to its largely forgotten sequel and its 2013 remake.
This new adaption is different though, in a few ways, for one, rather than it being an hour-long movie, it’s slated to be a limited series. With FX behind it, they likely have all the money they need to keep it going for as long as it takes.
The project also may be starring a trans person or woman of color as its lead role of Carrie White.
This is far from the first successful film based on King’s novels in recent memory. With the widespread praise of the Warner Bros. remake of It, they launched It: Chapter 2 earlier this year and Doctor Sleep. He also saw Pet Sematary come back to life with the help of Paramount and its recent remake.
He’s also worked with Netflix on In the Tall Grass. In the future, he’s also going to be working on The Outsider for HBO and The Stand for CBS All Access.