Bad Robot, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward M. Zwick to Team Up
Filmmaker JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production is planning on making a limited series based on Stephen King’s novel “Billy Summers”. Director, writer, and producer Marshall Herskovitz will also be a part of this project along with filmmaker and producer Edward M. Zwick. Stephen King will also work on the series which is likely to have six to ten episodes.
Bad Robot and King Collaboration
Bad Robots and King previously teamed up for projects such as “Castle Rock”, “11.22.63”, and “Lisey’s Story”. “Billy Summers” will mark the fourth series where we will see them collaborate. Their most recent collaboration “Lisey’s Story”, a drama miniseries aired on Apple TV Plus and followed Lisey Landon, a widow as some events trigger her past memories.
In an interview, King spoke about the series. He said that “Lisey’s Story” is long and streaming helps tell the story with “nuance”. The American author also stated that it requires bravery to tell a tale.
Billy Summers No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller
The limited series will revolve around a hitman, Billy Summers, who only takes up job of killing bad men. However, Summer also wants to retire at the same time. He accepts one last offer by Nick to kill Joel Allen, who is also a hitman. Summers has to pretend to be an aspiring writer. He even sets up an office in front of Allens’ house. In order to do his job as he shot two men during Poker but he grows doubtful of the mobsters that hired him.
JJ Abrams’ best known for directing the Star Wars series is yet to make an announcement regarding this news. Although it is highly likely that the production for it will take place rapidly. “Billy Summers” was also the Sunday Times Bestseller. The novel released last year, on August 3.