A limited series remake of Stephen King’s “Carrie” is in the early stages of development at FX, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The series, which would be the third adaptation of the classic horror novel, currently has no writer attached.
“Carrie” would join fellow upcoming Stephen King adaptations including HBO’s “The Outsider,” Epix’s “Jerusalem’s Lot” (which stars Adrian Brody) and CBS All Access’ “The Stand.” Hulu just wrapped the second season of “Castle Rock,” which is an amalgam of King stories. On the big screen, both “Doctor Sleep” (King’s sequel to “The Shining”) and “It: Chapter 2” were released within the past few months.
This would represent the second small-screen adaptation for “Carrie,” which centers on a young woman who develops psychic abilities.
“Carrie” was most notably adapted in Brian De Palma’s 1976 film that starred Sissy Space in the title role. It was remade in 2013 by Kimberly Peirce, with Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead role. A film sequel to the original 1976 film, titled “The Rage: Carrie 2,” came out in 1999, which saw Amy Irving return as Sue Snell from the first movie. There also was a made for TV movie, as well as a short-lived Broadway musical in 1988.
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