Stephen King's The Institute to be adapted into TV series

It follows a group of telekinetic children at a mysterious facility.

Stephen King’s new horror novel The Institute is to be adapted into a limited TV series. 

Spyglass Media has snapped up the rights to the sci-fi thriller, which was only released on 10th of September. 

Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley will write the script while Jack Bender, who previously helmed several of Game of Thrones, is to direct all episodes. 

The pair currently work together on another King adaptation Mr Mercedes, which follows Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the titular criminal (Harry Treadaway) after he drove a car into crowded job fair killing 16 people. 

The plot of the novel follows 12-year-old prodigy and telekinetic Luke Ellis who is one day abducted from his home and brought to the mysterious Institute for an unknown purpose.  

As to be expected with a project that’s in such early stages, an official cast has yet to be announced. It’s also not yet known which platform the series will be shown on or the date on which it’ll premiere.

“I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes,” King said in a statement. “We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success.”

Source: Gizmodo

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