Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) is set to pen the pilot episode of a series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Eyes of the Dragon for Hulu.
An epic fantasy set in a fictional world of evil magicians, fairies, and dragons, the novel was released in 1984 when King decided he wanted to write something his kids could read, though he did manage to connect it to both his Dark Tower series and The Stand.
Set in the mythic kingdom of Delain, The Eyes of the Dragon tells the story of King Roland and his sons, Peter and Thomas. Roland is a wise and good king, but his court magician, Flagg, is an evil man intent on taking over the kingdom.
Flagg poisons Roland and frames Peter for his murder. With Peter imprisoned, Thomas is made king, but as he is just a boy. He gives unprecedented power to Flagg, setting Delain on the road for destruction.
King’s fans pushed back against his departure for horror, and despite critical praise, King soon found himself ensconced firmly in the world of horror once more.
Grahame-Smith, who will also serve as showrunner for the proposed series according to Deadline is the latest to take on King’s mythic world. Multiple attempts at adaptation have happened in the time since it was first released.
Hulu has already proven they are highly capable of navigating the world of Stephen King with Castle Rock, and hopefully this team-up will succeed where others have failed.
iHorror will keep you posted on all the details as they become available.