FX is preparing for a new limited series based on one of Stephen King’s novels. Find out which of the horror legend’s works is getting another adaptation.
Well, it’s finally happening. Hollywood is going to tell Carrie White’s story all over again, this time with a limited series on FX. The Stephen King novel has received several live-action versions already, beginning with the well-received 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek.
After Spacek’s rendition of Carrie, it was mostly downhill from there. The Rage: Carrie 2 was panned by audiences and critics. Then came a made-for-television movie in 2002 that everyone sort of forgot about, and after that, we got a 2013 remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.
Compared to The Rage: Carrie 2 and the TV film, the 2013 movie wasn’t too terrible, but still, Carrie hasn’t exactly struck gold since the first film was released.
Collider reports that discussions surrounding the project are still very early but FX wants to try and be more inclusive in this version of the story.
“There’s no script yet, sources say that this time around, telekinetic teen Carrie White will likely be played by either a trans performer or an actress of color rather than a cis white woman, as in past adaptations.”
I think if they are going to try and make Carrie again, making the story more modernized is a good idea. It would be nice to see a non-white actress or a trans actress in the leading role if handled appropriately.
Social media and the rise of our tech-savvy culture would also make this version a more compelling remake.
That said, I’m not sure we need another version of Carrie. Stephen King has plenty of books that have yet to be adapted, why not do one of those instead? Whatever happened to the Sleeping Beauties television series?
Carrie is one of my personal favorite King novels, the one thing that does give me hope is that the project found a home at FX. They’re the top-performing cable network and many of their television series have been fantastic, from Fargo to American Horror Story to Sons of Anarchy to Legion, FX knows how to make good TV. Perhaps there could be something worthwhile in this idea.
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