Stephen King's Latest Novel, The Institute, Already Getting Adaptation

The new book is being adapted to television as a limited series and that didn't take long at all.

By Chris Morse

We are rarely surprised to hear news of another one of Stephen King's works being adapted (or re-adapted) these days, but getting the announcement of one for The Institute so soon definitely caught us off guard. The latest novel from the prolific horror author just released today and it has now been announced that Spyglass Media Group has chosen the story to be brought to TV as a limited series.

The same team behind Mr. Mercedes, another King adaptation, is attached to develop this property. For those who haven't been following along, you can find the official synopsis for The Institute below.


The limited series will be written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and directed by Jack Bender (Lost), both of whom are on board as executive producers as well. Further details regarding the project, including a release date, episode count, and cast, are not yet available, but you can expect to hear more over the next couple of months.

In the meantime, Stephen King's The Institute is on sale now, so why not give the book a try while waiting for this television series to come along? Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo