To Stephen King The mascot is under development for the small screen. Strange things Duffer Brothers creators, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and Paramount TV studios are adapting the book as a series for Netflix, sources close to the project have confirmed for Deadline.
The mascot, co-authored by King and Peter Straub, tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a 12-year-old boy who embarks on an epic journey along the way to save his dying mother’s life. He is in search of the Talisman, a powerful relic that can not only heal his mother, but, as he learns, save the world. Sawyer’s journey intersects two realities: America we know and its dangerous twin, the fantasy world, the Territories.
Strange things screenwriter-executive producer Curtis Gwyn, will write and serve as host of the project. We hear that Netflix will co-produce with Amblin TV and Paramount TV Studios. Matt and Ross Duffer will be executive producers at their Monkey Massacre Productions, along with Speilberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin TV. King will also serve as executive producer, along with Paramount Television. Todd Cohen will lead the Amblin project, along with Spielberg, Frank and Falvi.
Netflix would not comment.
King owned the rights to the screen The mascot since 1
The mascot was once in development as a TNT miniseries, but was never raised in a series.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report on the project.