New Stephen King adaptation The Things They Left Behind heading to TV

The 9/11 drama will follow two unlikely investigators trying to carry out the unfinished business of those who died in the 2001 attacks

In news that won’t be a surprise to anyone: another Stephen King adaptation is coming to TV. 

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American network CBS are producing a pilot for The Things They Left Behind, a short story of King’s published in 2003. Set just after 9/11, the story follows a pair of unlikely investigators who carry out the unfinished business of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks. 

According to Deadline, it will be adapted by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith and Greg Berlanti, who writes for Arrow and The Flash. 

The news follows on from the success of CBS series Under The Dome, another adaptation from the prolific writer that airs on Channel 5 in the UK. 

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As well as King’s work being brought to life on the small screen, a two-film adaptation of It is believed to be in development at New Line Cinema, while Josh Boone is also said to be working on a three-hour cinematic adaptation of King’s The Stand.