Apple has given a straight-to-series order to an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Lisey’s Story,” which will be written by King himself and will star Julianne Moore.
The series will be executive produced by J.J. Abrams, marking his third project with the tech giant. He also has “Little Voice” with Sara Bareilles and “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” with Jennifer Garner. This also is the third collaboration between King and Abrams, who previously partnered on Hulu’s “11.22.63” and “Castle Rock.”
Apple gave the project an eight-episode order. King, Moore and Abrams will executive produce alongside Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.
“Lisey’s Story” is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. A series of events causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten. The novel was first published in 2006.
“Lisey’s Story” will be Moore’s first starring TV series gig. The actress previously starred on HBO’s film “Game Change” as former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and had a recurring role on “30 Rock.”
The pickup adds another streamer in the Stephen King business. Along with the two Hulu series, CBS All Access has an adaptation of King’s acclaimed 1978 novel, “The Stand.”