We’re truly living in a golden age of Stephen King adaptations, and we have been for a while now. For fans of the horror author, it’s such a pleasant space, as the stories we’ve loved for so long are coming to life in new and brilliant ways. Not every adaptation works. Some are outright bad. But some are magnificent, and all are welcome. As a huge fan, it’s been such a treat to see The Stand and Doctor Sleep and It on the big and small screens. And I’m extra excited for the next one coming out from Apple TV+, because it brings an element of prestige to the horror auteur’s work.
Apple TV+ just released the first trailer for its upcoming series Lisey’s Story, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It’s sort of a dream project for fans, as King wrote every episode of the series. Pablo Larraín (Jackie) is also onboard as director.
In Lisey’s Story, Julianne Moore stars as the eponymous Lisey Landon, who recently lost her husband Scott (Clive Owen), a famous novelist. The “deeply personal, pensive thriller” follows Lisey as she comes to grips with a series of unsettling memories about her marriage that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Ron Cephas Jones, and Sung Kang also star.
Lisey’s Story comes from J.J. 0Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The Stephen King novel its based on won the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. King has said that Lisey’s Story is his favorite novel he’s written. King’s own near-death experience in 1999 inspired the story.
The first episode of Lisey’s Story premieres on Apple TV+ on June 5. That gives you about a month to catch up on the novel. You won’t be sorry when you do.