‘Dark Tower’ TV Series Shooting Pilot
Well it seems that not everyone has lost their taste for a Stephen King cinematic universe, as Amazon have rocked up with a green light for a Pilot. Deadline report that Sam Strike (Nightflyers) has been cast as a young Roland Deschain, as the series would look at Roland’s early days.
The Dark Tower TV series is independent from the film and is meant to be a more faithful retelling of the book than the movie was. I hear it will take place many years before the events depicted in the feature and will focus on Roland Deschain’s (Strike) origin story – how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with the man in black (Pääkkönen), his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger.
The quote refer to Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman) who will co-star in the pilot as the Man in Black, and other news reports that Michael Rooker is also on board for the pilot.
Michael Rooker has been cast in the Amazon Studios adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, currently filming the pilot episode on location in Croatia.
Rooker’s role in the series pilot is still being kept under wraps, but there is no lack of information and speculation around the much-anticipated series
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, as Amazon have dropped pilots quicker than a crap in rattlesnake country, but if it does hit the mark, the series will consist of a total of 13 episodes. It’s being developed by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) and Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery).
The plan is to launch in 2020.