Some images in horror have never and will never leave my mind, and one of those is the prom scene in Stephen King's Carrie. The original novel has been adapted a few times, including Brian De Palma's 1976 version with Sissy Spacek, and the 2013 film starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Now, we're hearing yet another adaptation is in the works as a limited series for FX...
...According to Collider, FX and MGM television have ordered a limited series based on King's popular novel involving a telekinetic girl named Carrie who struggles with her newly developing powers while dealing with the constant harassment of high-school bullies. At this point, it does not sound as if there is a script, but Collider does report one exciting element.
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. FX declined to comment regarding that element, while a representative for MGM TV did not immediately respond to a request for comment."
Now, this is obviously just a rumor at this point, especially considering that neither FX nor MGM has commented on the matter, but the idea that a new Carrie could feature representation for trans horror fans or people of color is beyond amazing and frankly, after a few iterations, it's about damn time. Horror needs more representation for everyone, and non-white horror fans identifying as female deserve a Carrie of their own.
We're in one massive King renaissance at the moment, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. What do you think, does this latest King adaptation get your fire burning?
By Matt Konopka