Stephen King Pens Television Adaptation of Lisey’s Story with J.J. Abrams Producing

The limited series, starring actress Julianne Moore, will be exclusive to the Apple streaming platform.

By Chris Morse

It’s never a surprise to hear about a Stephen King story receiving a television or movie adaptation recently, but it's not so often that we get to see one written by the author himself. As reported by Deadline, Apple has ordered an eight-hour limited series of King’s 2006 novel, Lisey’s Story, for its television streaming platform. If that wasn’t enough to be excited about, the legendary horror writer has penned the scripts for every episode and will also serve as executive producer.

The series stars Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and will be produced under J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions banner, with the leading lady also on board as executive producer alongside Ben Stephenson. Abrams has been working with Apple on a number of exclusive projects recently, with this adaptation being only the latest.

Lisey’s Story is a dark tale of psychological horror that follows Lisey Landon, the widow of a famous novelist who recently passed away. The story takes place both in the present as well as the past as Lisey recalls traumatic memories of her time with her husband, his fans, his special gift, and his own past filled with death and severe mental illness across his family’s troubled history.

There’s no word yet on when the Lisey’s Story limited series will make its way to Apple’s streaming service, but we will be sure to keep you posted with all the latest right here on Dead Entertainment.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo