Following a muddled attempt to bring the legendary book series to the big screen, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is heading to the world of streaming and now, it has added to its already exciting cast.
In an interview with The Mirror, Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn revealed that, following the conclusion of the acclaimed HBO show, he’ll be moving to Amazon’s Dark Tower series:
“Game of Thrones has opened doors to some great stuff. I’m getting offered stuff I never would have.” And his next part is another fantasy – one of his own. He will play a cowboy in the dramatization of Stephen King’s seven-book Dark Tower series. Jerome says: “I’ve always said I’d like to play a cowboy – and now one has come along. I’m excited for that.”
Just two years after Idris Elba brought gunslinger Roland Deschain to the big screen in The Dark Tower, Sam Strike (Leatherface) will bring the character to the life on the small screen in Amazon’s pilot.Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman) will co-star as the main villain, The Man in Black.
In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of “Arthur Eld.” His world shares technological and social characteristics with the American Old West but is also magical. Many of the magical aspects have vanished from Mid-World, but traces remain as do relics from a technologically advanced society. Roland’s quest is to find the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes.