Lucy Liu stars in a limited-series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Later† Deadline reports†
The 2021 novel, published by Hard Case Crime, follows a boy who can talk to dead people, who is recruited by a New York police detective to help find a bomb planted by a recently deceased serial killer. A critic of Kirkus wrote of the novel: ‘Have a craving for chills and thrills, but don’t have time for a King epic? This will do the job at bedtime. Not that you will sleep.”
There is no word yet on what role Liu, known for shows such as Ally McBeal and Elementarywill play.
The pilot for the series will be written by Raelle Tucker, known for her work on series including: Supernatural, true bloodand holy lies† The show is executive produced by Jason Blum (Get out), Chris McCumber (A house on the Bayou), and Jeremy Gold (sharp objects†
Blum and his production company are also producing a film adaptation of King’s short story “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.” That film, starring Donald Sutherland and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, is slated to be released later this year.
“I’ve wanted to work with Jason Blum for years, and now we have two projects together,” King told Deadline† “I go!”
Touching a similar chord, Blum said, “I wanted to work with Stephen King before I was born, which sounds impossible until you remember it’s Stephen King.”
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.