Only a few weeks removed from its special event, Apple is continuing to add to its ever-growing library of content for its streaming service. The tech giant has given a straight-to-series order for the Stephen King written and executive produced eight-hour limited series Lisey’s Story. Additionally, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has signed on to headline the series.
Based on King’s 2006 bestselling novel, the author wrote every episode of the upcoming series. Deadline gives a brief synopsis of the limited series:
Lisey’s Story is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years after the death of her husband. A series of events causes Lisey to begin facing amazing realities about him that she had repressed and forgotten.
Moore will also be executive producer on the series alongside King, Abrams, and Ben Stephenson (Castle Rock, Westworld). She had been nominated for four Oscars in the past—Boogie Nights, The End Of The Affair, The Hours, and Far From Heaven, respectively—before winning Best Actress her fifth time around for her performance in Still Alice. Meanwhile, Lisey’s Story marks the third project Apple has greenlit from Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. The other two are the Sara Bareilles-produced Little Voice and the Jennifer Garner project My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
There is currently no release date set for the series.
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