Back in 2017, Idris Elba brought gunslinger Roland Deschain to big screens around the world in The Dark Tower, and we've now learned that Leatherface star Sam Strike has been cast as the character for Amazon's pilot for a small screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic story.
Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman) will co-star as the Man in Black.
Deadline reports, “The Dark Tower TV series is independent from the film and is meant to be a more faithful retelling of the book than the movie was. I hear it will take place many years before the events depicted in the film, and will focus on Roland Deschain’s (Strike) origin story– how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with the man in black, his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger.”
Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead”) is serving as showrunner and executive producer.