JJ Abrams’ production company, Bad Robots, is in early talks to develop a miniseries based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel “Billy Summers.” Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are preparing to adapt the novel under Zwick’s direction. The series will soon be sold to broadcasters and top cable networks.
“Billy Summers” will be Bad Robot’s final series adaptation with King, following “Lisey’s Story”, “Castle Rock” and “11.22.63”. The novel follows Billy Summers, a former sniper who will soon retire and get one last high-paying job. Finally, he must act as an aspiring writer to settle himself in a quiet town and hunt down his target, Joel Allen, who is also a hitman. However, Billy, who soon finds himself in business-killing only “bad” guys, faces further chaos by going up against the gangsters who hired him.
Stephen King is one of the most adapted writers in both the cinema and TV world and even a top name. Movies such as Slavery Cost and Insanity, which went down in the history of cinema, also stand out as King adaptations. It is planned that this project will be finalized and met with the audience at the end of 2023 at the earliest.