Stephen King’s “Carrie” to Get a Small Screen Adaptation

Pick out your prom dress, because Carrie is coming to FX. 

The title is the latest of Stephen King’s work to be adapted for the small screen and will premiere on the network next year as a limited series. 

The horror novel tells the tale of a 16-year-old teenage who is subjected to constant bullying from her high school peers. What they don’t know, however, is that the teenager possesses supernatural powers. Everything then comes to a head when Carrie is elected prom queen…

Originally published in 1974, it was made into a film by Brian De Palma two years later. Sissy Spacek starred as the titular character and received her first Academy Award nomination for her performance. 

The story was remade six years ago based on a screenplay by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with Chloë Grace Moretz taking over Spacek’s role and Kimberly Peirce taking over from De Palma. 

FX has yet to cast their leading lady or a writer. It is believed, however, that Carrie will be played by a trans performer or actress of color in the upcoming series.