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Stephen King’s ‘Billy Summers’ TV Series in the Works from Producer J.J. Abrams

Not long after we learned that Stephen King’s Later is getting a limited series from Blumhouse, Deadline reports that Stephen King‘s Billy Summers is also getting a limited series.

Scribner released Billy Summers in August 2021, and Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams‘s company Bad Robot is behind the planned limited series adaptation of the novel. Bad Robot previously entered the world of Stephen King with “Castle Rock,” “Lisey’s Story,” and “11.22.63.”

Deadline adds, “Ed Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz will adapt, with Zwick directing.”

The project is being shopped to networks and streamers. Stay tuned.

“Billy Summers is a hitman who is looking to retire, and takes one last highly lucrative job to feather his nest. The job requires him to embed himself in a quiet town, where he pretends to be an aspiring writer (he actually pours himself into the prose). He sets up in an office with a direct view of where hitman Joel Allen will be delivered to face trial for shooting two men during a poker game. Allen has also committed enough murders for some high level mobsters to be scared the gunman will incriminate his former employers to lessen his sentence. Summers, a meticulous craftsman, becomes more and more cynical about the mobsters who’ve hired him, and his skepticism is well warranted as things go awry following completion of the job.”

Michael Roffman wrote in his review for BD, “When Stephen King is not running and gunning with bullets and brawn, he’s delectably building out his world — even when he’s exploring familiar locales. (Hint, hint, Constant Readers.) Again, it’s all muscle memory to him, which is why Billy Summers reads like a sum of all his strengths. Who we meet, where we go, and how we get there is all vintage King through and through. Sure, some of it’s cheesy, some of it even on-the-nose, but none of it ever comes across like a cover for him.”





JJ Abrams vai produzir série baseado num livro recente do Stephen King. História é sobre um matador de aluguel que tem que se disfarçar de escritor pra executar sua última missão numa cidade pequena.

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