AMC is set to adapt Sleeping Beauties, a novel written by famed author Stephen King and son Owen who will also write the show’s pilot. Sleeping Beauties takes place in a women’s prison in which during a phenomenon that causes women to fall asleep, not to be disturbed.
The novel was released in 2017 and marks the first time King and his son Owen have collaborated on a piece of work.
Producer Ashley Zalta:
“Owen and Stephen King found the perfect canvas to tell a haunting and gripping story that sparks a relevant conversation about gender equality and individuality. We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration with the Kings and with AMC, who have so often boldly redefined genres.”
I’m not a big book reader, but I am a fan of films or shows adapted from King’s work, and this one is no different, as the premise has me intrigued.
A synopsis of the novel follows below.
“In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanted to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.”
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