Hulu is looking to venture into the world of Stephen King.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the streaming service is developing a series based on King’s 1984 novel The Eyes of the Dragon. Hulu beat Apple in auction for the rights.
The pilot was penned by Lego Batman Movie scribe, Ghrahame-Smith. He will also serve as the first episode’s showrunner. Smith, together with his KatzSmith Productions partner David Katzenberg will executive produce.
“The goal for this series is to feel unlike any Stephen King adaptation before, with this rich underlying source material, and the only true fantasy book he wrote that has kings and swords and princesses,” Grahame-Smith said. “We will honor the spirit of the book and the legacy.”
The Eyes of the Dragon is an epic tale that follows two boys who are next in line to rule the realm of Delain after the death of their dragon-slaying father.
The project follows a line of forthcoming adaptations of King’s works, including Pet Sematary, It: Chapter Two, The Stand, Salem’s Lot, The Tommyknockers, and Lisey’s Story.