The Dark Tower movie adaptation is debuting this weekend. And it looks like you won’t have to wait for long for more gunslinging goodness. A TV series is currently in the works! While there is currently no network attached, we have a showrunner in place.

Glen Mazzara of The Walking Dead fame will be taking the helm. The show is in very early stages, of course. Though according to THR, the show could see a short order of about 10 to 13 episodes a season. Production is currently being aimed for 2018. Mazzara was able to give his thoughts on the story he’ll be helping to tell on the small screen.

I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades, and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor. The events of The GunslingerWizard and GlassThe Wind Through the Keyhole and other tales need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age — how he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah, we’ll have billy-bumblers!

With such a long epic, a TV series is usually the best way to tell the story. While the film adaptation is currently being critically panned, the TV series may not prove to be a disappointment. Time will tell!

What do you think of news? Are you looking forward to a TV series? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more gunslinging news!

Erin Lynch