Amazon's 'The Dark Tower' TV Series Casts Their Gunslinger

Back in February of 2018, Amazon Studios nabbed a bunch of book titles for series options including such fantasy epics as The Wheel of Time, Ringworld, and The Dark Tower.

Perhaps you'll recall that at one point, HBO was working on a Dark Tower series in conjunction with the Sony feature film, but that really didn't pan out the way anyone was expecting.

Cut to this morning- a story from Deadline that the new Amazon series has reportedly cast Sam Strike (Nightflyers, Mindhunter) as the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain.

Amazon's 'The Dark Tower' TV Series Casts Their Gunslinger
Sam Strike in "Mindhunter"
Photo courtesy of Netflix

Also included in the report was a mention of Jasper Pääkkönen (Vikings, BlacKkKlansman) joining the cast as well, possibly as Marten.

Amazon's 'The Dark Tower' TV Series Casts Their Gunslinger
Jasper Pääkkönen from "Vikings"
Photo courtesy of HISTORY

The Dark Tower series hasn't officially gotten a series order yet from Amazon, but we'll let you know what we hear.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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