Red Sox Faithful Comes To HBO

“Faithful,” Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan’s book about the famous 2004 season of the Boston Red Sox, is coming to HBO reports The Boston Herald.

The network is creating a six-part miniseries based on the improbable dream season of the famed baseball team, a season which culminated in the franchise’s first World Series win in 86 years.

Sox co-owner Tom Werner, who’s pals with the miniseries’ executive producer Bill Haber, said yesterday that screenwriter Bill Diamond (TV’s “Murphy Brown,” “Wings”) will be in Boston soon to begin work on the project.

While the book is based on King and O’Nan’s obsessive e-mails and journal entries, the six hourlong segments will include story lines from the perspective of fans, players, and the front office. A 2008 airdate is planned.