Stephen King bringing haunting Lisey’s Story to Apple TV+

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Julianne Moore will star in a series of love and horror on Apple TV+.
Julianne Moore will star in a series of love and horror on Apple TV+.
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Horror master Stephen King will adapt his favorite novel, Lisey’s Story, into a TV series staring Oscar-winner Julianne Moore. This will be presented on the recently unveiled Apple TV+ service.

Lisey’s Story combines romance and psychological horror, and earned King a nomination for the World Fantasy Award in 2007.

King himself will write the eight -episode series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Perhaps he doesn’t trust anyone else to adapt his favorite work.

More abut Lisey’s Story

“Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy,” says Simon & Schuster’s description of Lisey’s Story: A Novel. “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.”

The show will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Apple has committed to all eight episodes. It’s not yet known when the series will become available, but it hasn’t even begun filming yet.

Financial terms of the agreement are currently unavailable, but Apple was reportedly the winner in a bidding war. The company has supposedly invested more than $1 billion in creating content for its nascent streaming service.

Coming to Apple TV+

Apple recently unveiled its upcoming streaming video service. Lisey’s Story will join a collection of other original series, including one starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in a comedy/drama about a morning talk show. Meanwhile, Jason Momoa will head up See, a sci-fi epic world-building drama in which everyone in the world is blind. And there are dozens more in production.

This service is scheduled to debut this fall. Apple has not yet revealed what it will charge subscribers.