But it’s not a novel, and it’s not a short story – it’s a poem called The Bone Church.
The Bone Church was originally written in the 1960’s. Largely forgotten for many years, King revised and reworked the poem until it was released first in 2009 in an issue of Playboy. The final literary version was released in his 2015 collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, which, unsurprisingly, is a very worthy read.
The series, which will be developed by Cedar Park, will follow “an adventurer [who] organizes an expedition deep into a vast jungle land to locate the mythic Bone Church. They discover a secret not meant for the eyes of strangers. Only three of the 32 travelers escaped with their lives in a tale narrated by one of the survivors, who tells stories from a bar stool to patrons who’ll buy him drinks.”
Given the short length of the poem, Cedar Park will have a lot of room to play with – and in turn, fans of King will have fewer things to complain about in terms of being too different from the source material because there’s really not much.
The series is set for release in 2018. No further details are available at this time.
Thank you to Deadline for the tip.
And now for a photo of Stephen King playing guitar at a show with his band RBR in 1994 because, well, why not?