Saloon Media, the production company behind such television projects as Cold Valley, Witches of Salem, Web of Darkness, Encounter: UFO, and Hotel Paranormal (hosted by Dan Aykroyd), have announced that they have acquired the rights to author Shaun Hamill’s debut novel A cosmology of monsterswhich was first released in 2019. The company is working with executive producer Caitlin D. Fryers to spin A cosmology of monsters into an ongoing one-hour television series, with the first season consisting of eight episodes.
Friture has previously worked on the broadcasts Wynonna Earp, Finally, and Private eyes. She is developing A cosmology of monsters with Saloon’s SVP of Scripted Content, Melissa Williamson. Hamill and Saloon’s Michael Kot is executive produces the show with Fryers.
Hamill’s novel (get a copy HERE) has the following description:
Noah Turner sees monsters. His father saw them – and built a shrine to them with The Wandering Dark, an immersive horror experience that the whole family runs. His practical mother has glimpsed the horrors but refuses to believe – too focused on keeping the family from falling apart. And his oldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won’t admit to seeing anything but the beckoning glare of the spotlight… until it consumes her. Noah Turner sees monsters. But unlike his family, Noah chooses to let them in…
Stephen King was a fan of A cosmology of monsterssay, “If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it and I think you will too.“
I have not read A cosmology of monsters yet myself, and hadn’t actually heard of it before this telecast announcement, but it sounds interesting to me. I might have to check out the book while I wait for the adaptation to come out.
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