Published in 2015 and praised by Stephen King and Clive Barker, Nick Cutter‘s underwater horror novel “The Deep” is getting a series adaptation at Amazon, Deadline reports.
C. Henry Chaisson (Antlers, “Servant”) is writing the series for Amazon Studios.
Clive Barker called the novel “utterly terrifying,” while Stephen King similarly raved that The Deep “scared the hell out of me…. it’s old school horror at its best.”
“Set in the near future, The Deep centers on a research station at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, where a miraculous discovery signals a new hope for humanity – but secrets unearthed on the ocean floor may hold devastating consequences for the world above.”
The book’s official synopsis reveals more about the storyline…
“A strange plague called the ‘Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. There is no cure.
“But far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a universal healer hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.”
Carlton Cuse is executive producing alongside Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate (“Bosch”).
Chaisson is also executive producing the series adaptation.