Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story will find a portal to Apple TV+ on June 4

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Lisey’s Story, an Apple TV+ series based on a 2006 Stephen King novel, will debut on Apple TV+ on June 4. It’s about the widow of a famous author who discovered a passageway to a parallel dimension that inspired his work.

Unlike many screen adaptations of King’s work, the horror master himself wrote the scripts for Lisey’s Story. The eight-part series stars Julianne Moore and Clive Owen. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions produced the show.

The Simon & Schuster description of the book reads as follows:

“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.”

King called the book the most personal of his long career. It’s inspired by his 50-year marriage to novelist Tabitha King, along with — in Vanity Fair‘s words — “a few actual brushes with death, and some terrifying, almost unbelievable, close encounters with real-life stalkers.”

Lisey’s Story looks like good fit for Apple TV+

Stephen King’s show should fit in well on Apple TV+. The streaming service already gave a home to M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy Servant, along with Steven Spielberg’s otherworldly Amazing Stories reboot.

Furthermore, King already went on record saying he’s a fan of Apple TV+ shows. As critics piled on The Morning Show, King tweeted praise for the series. “Instantly involving, characters you care about, professionally made, acted with elan,” he wrote. “What’s not to like?”

I’m a big fan of King’s work. Unlike many pop culture figures who totally dominated a decade — in King’s case, the 1980s — his later work actually improved on his best-known titles. I can’t wait to see what the Apple TV+ series has in store for us. Fortunately, there’s not long to wait.

Source: Vanity Fair