Stephen King’s “Joyland” Currently in Development at Freeform

Freeform has announced that development has begun on Joyland, a series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

  • Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions will serve as executive producer on the new series.
  • Chris Pena and Cyrus Nowrastehset to write the pilot script and attached to produce.
  • King’s Joyland was published in 2013 and was a New York Times Bestseller.

The Plot:

  • Joyland tells the story of Devin, a college student who takes a summer job at an amusement park in a North Carolina tourist town, confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child and the way both will change his life forever.

What they’re saying:

  • Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform – “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. We can’t wait for Joyland to become part of Freeform’s offerings and haunt our viewers as only Stephen can.”

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