AMC announced yesterday during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that they are moving forward with an adaptation of Owen and Stephen King's Sleeping Beauties.
They had previously committed to a pilot script, but as we recently learned with Amazon Studio's passing on The Dark Tower pilot, that is not always a guarantee the project will come to fruition. Yesterday's announcement confirms fans will have some new King-content to look forward to in the not-so-distant future.
In addition to Stephen and Owen King, Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta are listed as executive producers for Sugar23.
"In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place....
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King."