Charlies Angels and Kill Bill icon Lucy Liu is set to star in Blumhouse Television’s limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s Later. Emmy-nominated True Blood writer Raelle Tucker wrote the pilot script.
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Deadline reported that Blumhouse acquired the rights to best-selling novel which follows Tia, a literary agency owner who is raising her son Jamie alone and finds herself on the brink of professional ruin when her star author client dies before turning out the work that will make her agency financially whole.
Jamie has the supernatural ability to talk to the dead, all of whom tell him the truth. This is very helpful when he talks to the dead author and feeds the contents of the book to his mother, who writes it herself and publishes it under the author’s name, to great success — but this gift can be used for more nefarious purposes. Tia’s police detective girlfriend figures out what the boy can do, and soon this little Sixth Sense boy gets over his head in the spirit world.
Later continues the relationship between Tucker and Blumhouse Television. She teamed with the company on the anthology series Sacred Lies and Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones for Facebook Watch.
Liu starred in the dark comedy Why Women Kill and the Sherlock Holmes-adjacent procedural Elementary on CBS. She recently appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Death to 2021. She can be seen next on Shazam! Fury of the Gods.