Together with Akiva Goldsman, the ex-_Battlestar Galactic_ writer and co-executive producer, Mark Verheiden, has been brought in to co-write the Dark Tower TV series. Along with his writing duties, Verheiden will also take the helm as executive producer on the TV series (two seasons expected). Ron Howard will be directing the first movie and TV season, yet has still to confirm if he will also direct the second and third movies.
The move to bring in Verheiden seems promising especially as Battlestar Galactica was a dark, gritty and very real experience…even if the last season labored on somewhat. As well as being a script writer and producer, Verheiden has written a number of stories for DC Comics, which includes works such as The American, Aliens and Superman.
All this lends great depth to Verheiden, which I hope will transfer well to the Dark Tower universe.
Everything is now starting to fall into place for the DT movies and it’s great to finally see things moving along more quickly.