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Published in 2015 and praised by Stephen King and Clive Barker, Nick Cutterunderwater horror novel by “Deep” Amazon is getting an adaptation of the series, reports Deadline.

C. Henry Chaison (horns, Servant) writes for Amazon Studios.

Clive Barker called the novel “absolutely terrifying”, while Stephen King similarly liked it. The Deep: “Scared the hell out of me… that’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 heralds a new hope for humanity, but the secrets discovered at the bottom of the ocean could have devastating consequences for the world above.”

The official synopsis for the book reveals more about the plot…

A strange plague called the Gets is destroying humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget, first small things like where they left their keys, then not so small things like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to act involuntarily. There is no cure.

“But far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a universal remedy hailed as ‘ambrosia’ has been discovered.” To study this phenomenon, a special research laboratory was built eight miles below the surface of the sea. But when the station becomes unreachable, a few brave men descend into the lightless depths in hopes of uncovering the mysteries hidden in those crushing depths… and perhaps encountering an evil blacker than anyone can imagine.”

Carlton Cuse is executive producing along with Henrik Bastin and Melissa Awat (“Bosch”).

Chaisson is also an executive producer on the series adaptation.

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