News of adaptations for Stephen King’s novels seem to be everywhere lately. Between today’s update on the progress of the Dark Tower series adaptation, and the news that Warner Bros was looking at Ben Affleck to direct the big screen adaptation of The Stand, King fans already have much to discuss. And now A&E has announced the premiere dates for the miniseries based on King’s novel Bag of Bones.
Bag of Bones is set up as a four-hour miniseries based on the book by the same name. The series, which will premiere Sunday, December 11 and concludes on Monday, December 12, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights. The cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Anika Noni Rose, William Schallert, Jason Priestly, and Caitlin Carmichael.
Here’s A&E’s break-down of the plot:
In “Bag of Bones,” bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan) is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (Gish). Suffering from writer’s block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie (George) and her daughter Kyra (Carmichael), and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, Max (Schallert). Though his ability to write suddenly returns, Mike is plagued by ever-escalating nightmares and mysterious ghostly visitations from Sara Tidwell (Rose), a blues singer whose spirit lingers in the house. As he is haunted by the many secrets at the lake, Mike comes to realize that his late wife still has something to tell him.?
If you want a better sense of how creepy this miniseries is shaping up to be, check out the site A&E has set up for the page by clicking the image below:
I can’t say that Bag of Bones was my favorite King novel. In fact, of the ones I’ve read, it’s one of the few that I barely remember reading, for some reason. Regardless, I’ll definitely be checking this miniseries out when it premieres this December.