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Julianne Moore to Star in Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ Lisey’s Story

Apple has given out the order for an eight-episode adaptation of Stephen King‘s 2006 novel, Lisey’s Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oscar winner Julianne Moore will star in the series, and King will write all eight episodes of the drama. Lisey’s Story is being produced by J.J. Abrams and his Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions.

Stephen King’s novel is officially described 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. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.”

Moore, King, Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson will executive produce the series.

This is the third series for Abrams’ Bad Robot at Apple and joins Sara Bareilles’ Little Voice and Jennifer Garner series My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, also both from Warner Bros. Television.

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