Stephen King

New Joy for Stephen King as Novel ‘Joyland’ to Become TV Series

Freeform is the latest network to be adapting a Stephen King novel for the small screen. reports that Stephen King’s Joyland will be brought to life by Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions (Valor) along with writers Chris Peña (Jane the Virgin) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.).


“We are honored to be working with Stephen King – a master storyteller who understands the importance of culturally embedded tales that resonate with audiences on a deeply personal level,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president of Freeform.



Joyland by Stephen King

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Peña and Nowrasteh will be writing the pilot episode as well as produce. Haber will also serve as executive producer on the adaptation.


Joyland follows Devin Jones, a college student who gets a summer job at an amusement park in North Carolina. Once he begins work, he’s confronted with the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways these incidents will change his life forever.



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