With Pierce Brosnan making his return to TV, A&E will begin production next month on miniseries, Stephen King's Bag of Bones.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the four-hour miniseries, based on the best-selling novel, is scheduled to debut during the fourth quarter. Bag of Bones, to be filmed in Nova Scotia, will also star Anabeth Gish, with additional cast to be announced shortly.
In May, A&E sister service History gave the green light to miniseries,The Hatfields and The McCoys, based on the legendary family fued. Slated for a 2012 bow, the project will star Kevin Costner, who will also serve as producing partner with production company Thinkfactory Media.
A story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, Bag of Bones centers on an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan) can't stop stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's wealthy grandfather. Mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him fuel the roller-coaster ride.
Mick Garris is set to direct the Matt Venne-penned script, based on King's The New York Times No. 1 bestseller by Executive producers: Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Inc., Mick Garris for Nice Guy Productions, Inc., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures Limited and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers.