Hulu is developing a TV series based on the Stephen King’s novel The Eyes of the Dragon.
About The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
One of the horror master’s few forays into fantasy, it tells the story of a powerful and centuries-old wizard who attempts to usurp control of a kingdom, and the crown prince who brings about the mage’s end.
The Eyes of the Dragon came about from Stephen King’s desire to write something that his children could read; the horror and terror typically seen in his books precluding them from being suitable material for the young readers, who at the time were 14, 12, and 7. Instead, he constructed a world familiar to fans of traditional fantasy, a quasi-medieval realm where the lines of morality are were clearly defined, where royalty is kind-hearted and noble and evil lies waiting in the shadows as it plots to take control, while magic is a power , unusual and infrequently seen but not absolutely bizarre.
About the Pilot episode
Per Deadline, Hulu is developing a pilot episode for the series based on Stephen King’s high fantasy novel The Eyes of the Dragon. The episode is being written by esteemed novelist and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, co-writer of The LEGO Batman Movie and Dark Shadows, and the novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He said:
“I am so excited to be working in the world of Stephen King with Hulu, which has such a terrific track record with Stephen King adaptations. The goal for this series is to feel unlike any Stephen King adaptation before, with this rich underlying source material, and the only true fantasy book he wrote that has kings and swords and princesses. We will honor the spirit of the book and the legacy.”