Television Adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story Finds Its Director in Pablo Larrain

The series is in development for Apple’s streaming platform and is penned by the acclaimed horror author himself.

By Chris Morse

The eight-hour limited series based on Stephen King’s 2006 novel, Lisey’s Story, is slowly coming together as the project has seemingly found its director in Pablo Larrain (Jackie). In a discussion with The Boston Globe, lead actress Julianne Moore dropped the news by mentioning she was thrilled to be working with the filmmaker and acclaimed author on this series.

In case you missed it, Lisey’s Story is being developed for Apple TV with King himself writing each episode. Now that Larrain is confirmed as director, it’s looking like it’s all systems go for this upcoming television adaptation.

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. Pablo Larrain is directing. 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