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Sam Strike & Jasper Paakkonen Join 'Dark Tower' TV Series

Sam Strike & Jasper Paakkonen Join 'Dark Tower' TV Series

Amazon is adapting the Stephen King book series The Dark Tower into a television series and the two leads have been cast!

Sam Strike, best known for his work on Nightflyers, has landed the role of the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain. The series will take place many years before the events in the recent film adaptation, in which Idris Elba played the Gunslinger.

The series will follow “Roland Deschain’s origin story – how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with the man in black, his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger,” according to Deadline.

Jasper, who was recently seen in the film BlacKkKlansman, is believed to play Marten, the target of Roland.

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