Stephen King’s favorite novel, “Lisey’s Story”, will be adapted into a brand new television show exclusively for the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service.
The eight-episode series, starring Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Filming has not begun yet and it’s unclear when the show might make its debut on the Apple TV+ streaming service, which launches this fall.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal with Apple follows a multiple outlet bidding war.
Moore, King, Abrams and Bad Robot topper Ben Stephenson will all executive produce the series, which is described as a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband.
As a matter of fact, here’s Simon & Schuster’s description of the novel:
Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.
Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
The script of the TV adaption reportedly explores a series of events that causes Lisey to begin facing “amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.”
Each of the eight episodes of the limited series will be written by King himself.
The 2006 psychological horror and romance novel earned the horror master a nomination for the World Fantasy Award in 2007.