Stephen King’s New Novel to Become a TV Limited Series

Stephen King at the "Good Morning America" TV show, New York, Nov 2015. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (5337233e)

Stephen king’s newest novel The Institute has just hit the shelves, but it is already being adapted into a TV series.

The rights to the book were won by Spyglass, which plans to make it into a limited series, according to Variety.

David E. Kelly will write the script and serve as an executive producer, while Lost director Jack Bender will direct and also serve as an executive producer. The two have already worked together in the past on Mr. Mercedes an adaptation of Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy.

The Institute follows Luke Ellis whose parents are murdered in the middle of the night by intruders. Luke wakes up at The Institute in a room that looks just like his own, except there are no windows. Outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, such as telekinesis and telepathy, who got there the same way Luke did. It is said to be one of King’s scariest novels.

“We have big plans for The Institute here at Spyglass,” said Spyglass’ president of television Lauren Whitney. “Having the opportunity to work on a new and brilliant book by Stephen King is an absolute privilege. We are thrilled to collaborate with this dream team, including the incomparable David E. Kelley, and Jack Bender, the architect behind this project, whose extensive directing and executive producing credits speak for themselves.”