Stephen King's new novel The Institute was just released today, and it's already getting the TV treatment.
David E. Kelley and Jack Bender, who are also responsible for the adaptation of King's Mr. Mercedes, will adapt the novel for Spyglass Media Group as a limited series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bender will direct, and both will serve as executive producers. No release date or casting details were announced, and there is currently no network or streaming service attached to the project.
"Having the opportunity to work on a new and brilliant book by Stephen King is an absolute privilege," Spyglass President of Television Lauren Whitney said. "We are thrilled to collaborate with this dream team, including the incomparable David E. Kelley, and Jack Bender, the architect behind this project, whose extensive directing and executive producing credits speak for themselves. After such a competitive pursuit, we have big plans for The Institute here at Spyglass."
The Institute follows a group of kids with special abilities such as telepathy and telekinesis. After being kidnapped and brought to The Institute, the director and staff work to remove the children's powers for there own personal fulfillment.
"I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes," King said. "We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success."