“Game of Thrones” and “Ripper Street” regular Jerome Flynn has joined the cast of “The Dark Tower” TV series at Amazon Prime Video. Flynn joins Sam Strike (“Nightflyers”) who has been cast as Roland Deschain the Gunslinger, and Finnish actor Jasper Paakkonen (“Vikings”) as the Man in Black.
The Media Rights Capital-produced series was initially going to tie in with the 2017 film adaptation starring Idris Elba as Roland and Matthew McConaughey.
However, after that film’s critical and commercial failure it was decided the series will stand on its own as a more faithful adaptation of the sprawling world author Stephen King created across several books.
Flynn will play a cowboy in the series on which Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead”) will serve as showrunner. The project is nearing a formal pilot order at the streaming platform after over a year in development at Amazon.
Source: The Mirror