Directed by Pablo Larraín and produced by J.J. Abrams, starring Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan and Michael Pitt, and written by the author himself Stephen King, Lisey’s Story may have the most illustrious pedigree of any Stephen King adaptation ever.
Lisey’s Story is an eight-part Apple TV+ series premiering on June 4th. This is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey Landon (played by Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. You will be introduced to fantastical worlds, ghosts, murder, scavenger-hunt games, monsters, flashbacks, possession, psycho killers, and familial and marital issues involving love, trust, anguish, jealousy, and betrayal. There are even some overt nods to Misery and The Shining thrown in for good measure, along with incessant babytalk, make-believe terms, supernatural rules, and recurring motifs.
So, will you be watching?