The Institute To Be An 8 Episode Series

Posted: June 13, 2024, 21:04
MGM+ has given a series order to The Institute. Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone) plays former police officer Tim Jamieson and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) play Ms. Sigsby. Director/executive producer is Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes). Production is slated to begin in Nova Scotia later this year and the plan is an eight episodes series.

From the press release

”I’m delighted and excited at the prospect of The Institute, with its high-intensity suspense, being filmed as a series,” said Stephen King. ”The combination of Jack Bender and Ben Cavell guarantees that the results will be terrific.”

Thanks to Alex Maidy.

It would make a hell of a murder weapon, wouldn’t it?

Posted: March 4, 2020, 08:35
Here is another photo from Audie Awards.

In his introduction Hill said:
Stephen King is the best damn ambassador for audiobooks anyone could ever wish or hope for. His love for the form goes back decades. I know. I was there.

And King joked when accepting the award:
it would make a hell of a murder weapon, wouldn’t it?” He added: “I listen to my own books –the reason why is because you can hear everything you did right and everything you did wrong. This is the most honorable form of storytelling there is.

Stephen King was given the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award by Hill and The Institute (narrated by Santino Fontana) won the Thriller and Suspense category. Hill’s Full Throttle won for Best Collection.

Source: The Fire Wire.

The Institute To be A Limited Series

Posted: September 11, 2019, 10:29
Yesterday The Institute was released and on the same day Spyglass Media Group’s TV division announced that they will develop the book as a limited series, with David E. Kelley and Jack Bender (the team behind Mr. Mercedes) attached. Kelley will pen the adaptation and Bender will direct. Both will executive produce. No release date has been revealed.

“I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes. We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success.”

Stephen King

Thanks to Andry Malinin