Joey King is set to star in a new limited series in the works at Sony Pictures Television based on Jodi Picoult’s novel “A Spark of Light,” a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
The plot of “Spark Of Light” is described as what appears to be another day of service at a women’s clinic that turns tragic when a gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, arrives at the scene just as he gets a text that his 17-year-old daughter, Wren (King), is inside the clinic. She is joined there by a nurse, a wounded woman, a doctor, a pro-life protester-tuned-patient, a young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy, as well as the disturbed gunman himself, vowing to be heard.
Doug Robinson is producing for his Doug Robinson Productions (DRP) banner, which is also behind ABC’s “The Goldbergs.”
Robinson also executive produces along with Alison Greenspan of DRP. Picoult, Dan Spilo, King, and her mother, Jamie King, also executive produce.
King was recently seen in Hulu’s “The Act,” in which she acted out the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother Dee Dee, who has Munchausen by Proxy — a disease in which the caretaker a makes up phantom illnesses for an otherwise healthy child.
Picoult, a best-selling novelist, has had other projects adapted for the screen, including “My Sister’s Keeper” and “The Pact.”
Deadline was first to report the news.