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Universal Television is developing Stephen King’s 2007 short story, “Ayana,” into a dramatic series, a studio representative told TheWrap. NBC is currently considering the project, though Universal TV will shop it to other networks if the broadcast network passes on it. Chris Sparling (“Buried”) will write the pilot with Ben Haber producing. Jordan Kerner (“Less Than Zero,” “Charlotte’s Web”) will executive produce. Also read: NBC Shuts Down ‘Sean Saves the World’ Originally published in 2007, “Ayana” was later included in King’s collection, “Just After Sunset,” in November 2008. In the story set in 1982, a narrator tells of how a blind seven-year-old girl named Ayana. »

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