TNT Conjures Salem's Lot Miniseries

Turner Network Television has given the development OK for a miniseries based
on Stephen King's Salem's Lot.

TNT and sister company Warner Bros. Television will co-produce the four-hour

Mark Wolper (TNT's The Mists of Avalon, Thornbirds) will serve
as executive producer of the project, the script for which is being written by
Pete Filardi (Flatliners, The Craft).

A TNT spokesman said information about talent, production timetable and
premiere date was not yet available.

'The epic works of Stephen King have always translated into compelling
television, especially in long-form miniseries,' TNT executive vice president
and general manager Steve Koonin said in a prepared statement.

'We are proud to be continuing our association with Mark Wolper, who
executive-produced highly successful miniseries The Mists of Avalon for
TNT last year,' he added.

That miniseries -- a four-hour take on the Arthurian legend from a distaff
perspective that starred Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies and Joan Allen --
averaged a 4.8 household rating during its premiere July 15 and 16,