Early last year, we reported that AMC had made a pilot script commitment for an adaptation of Sleeping Beauties, the 2017 novel by father-and-son duo Stephen King and Owen King. It looks like that project is moving forward: during the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour, it was revealed that a TV series based on Sleeping Beauties is indeed on AMC’s development slate.
The novel, which is set in a small Appalachian town, documents the fallout of a mysterious worldwide phenomenon that causes women to fall into a deep sleep and become cocooned. If they’re disturbed, they fly into a murderous rage before going back to sleep. Growing increasingly paranoid and desperate, the men must find a way to rescue them—but the women may have their own ideas.
Both Stephen and Owen King will serve as executive producers on the series. Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will also executive produce for Sugar23.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)