Following the so-so 2017 movie, it’s hard to remember that Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is also getting adapted for TV. And now, said small-screen adaptation has found its main two characters.
Courtesy of Variety, Vikings’ Jasper Pääkkönen is playing Randall Flagg/The Man in Black and Nightflyers’ Sam Strike is to play Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger. In the movie take on The Dark Tower, those roles were played by Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, respectively, of course.
Originally, this Dark Tower TV show was to be tied to the aforementioned film. That was until, frankly, the feature disappointed on plentiful levels. As such, Amazon decided to change gears and instead make this TV offering a more faithful adaptation of King’s famed books.
The Walking Dead and Damien’s Glen Mazzara is acting as showrunner and executive producer on the series.