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Stephen King reveals his love for British TV

He's had his books turned into more successful Hollywood movies than you can shake a stick at, but it seems these days that Stephen King is casting admiring glances on the other side of the pond - and on a smaller screen.

Speaking to the Radio Times, King said "I've seen a lot of Brit TV that I love 'cause the British have been doing this for a long time. You understood it before we did it. Broadchurch is a good example, where you have that novelistic experience - where you get involved with the characters, where they have real texture."

He also praised the BBC2 historical gangster drama Peaky Blinders, which is currently filming a third series, due to go out in October.

Meanwhile, King's latest adaptation - which sees him chose a small screen version over a film - 11.22.63 is about to begin airing in the UK. The alternate history thriller, which stars James Franco as a time-travelling teacher will premiere this Sunday 10 April on FOX. You'll also be able to watch it, contract-free, on Now TV from the same date.

The series, based on King's 2011 book, is made up of eight episodes and has received great reviews during its run in the US. Star Wars man JJ Abrams and King himself have acted as executive producers, alongside Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk.

[via i]