Stephen King is working with J.J. Abrams on adapting his best-selling novel Lisey’s Story into a limited series event for Apple TV+.
The collaboration between King and Abrams marks a hat-trick of projects in what is becoming a formidable creative duo. Back in 2016 Abrams was at the helm of Hulu’s adaptation of 11.22.63 which starred James Franco and earned rave reviews. Their second effort, the anthology series Castle Rock, also proved a success and has been recalled for a second season.
The new effort, Lisey’s Story, tells the tale of Lisey Landon, who is the widow of a famous and successful novelist. The book tells two stories–Lisey’s story in the present, and the story of her dead husband’s life, as remembered by Lisey during the course of the novel.
According to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV+ has commissioned the project as they look to bolster their roster and compete with the likes of Netflix and more.
In what is being dubbed as a romantic horror thriller, it’s thought that King will write eight episodes for the series and Abrams will produce. Adding some more ingredients to the mix, Julianne Moore has been handed the lead role.
Moore has history with Stephen King having starred as Margaret White in the 2013 remake of Carrie.