The fact that high school can be hell sometimes is something that spans generations, and perhaps that is why Stephen King’s Carrie seems to be one of his most enduring works. The tale of telekinetic Carrie White could come to life on screen once again, as a limited series adaptation of the 1974 novel is in the early stages of development.
Collider’s Jeff Sneider reports that a new limited series version of King’s Carrie is in the works at FX and MGM Television. While FX and MGM TV have yet to confirm the report, Collider reveals that “…telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman, as in past adaptations.”
Carrie has previously been adapted as a film in 1976 (starring Sissy Spacek, pictured above), 2002, and 2013, with a sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2, released in 1999.
Cast and crew details for the new limited series have yet to be announced, and we’ll have to wait and see if it gets the green light from FX and MGM Television. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for future updates, and for those unfamiliar with King’s Carrie, we have the synopsis and cover art below.
Synopsis (via StephenKing.com): “The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.”