Sam Strike will resume the role of Roland Deschain after Idris Elba.
Two years after the bitter failure of The dark Tower (and its $ 110 million of revenue in the world only !), the work of Stephen King is going to try his luck, but this time on the small screen. The series, currently in development for the platform Amazon Prime Video, just proceed to the casting.
According to Deadline, the “Gunslinger” Roland Deschain, portrayed by Idris Elba in the film, will be played this time by Sam Strike, best known for having played in the drama SF Nightflyers end of 2018. In front of him, the “Gunslinger” will the Man in Black, played by Jasper Pääkkönen. The actor BlacKkKlansman will resume and the role played by Matthew McConaughey in 2017.
For the time being, Amazon, who has not yet ordered officially the series, do not confirm.
Note that it’s Glenn Mazzara, the former boss of The Walking Dead, which will serve as showrunner, the series of Dark Tower, who will not be at all related to the film and that is to take place elsewhere years before.