AMC has handed out a pilot script commitment for a TV series adaptation of the Owen King & Stephen King bestselling novel “Sleeping Beauties”.
Set in the near future in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. Something happens when women go to sleep – they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze and if they are awakened or if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. While they sleep they go to another place.
Meanwhile the town’s men are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the sleeping disease – is she a medical anomaly or a demon who must be slain?
The plan is to reportedly create an open-ended TV series with Owen King writing the pilot script. Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will serve as executive producers.