This month, Apple TV+ began airing their new original miniseries Lisey’s Story.
It is an eight-episode, female-led, psychological horror, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Lisey’s Story is a psychological horror following Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore), two years after the death of her husband, famous author Scott Landon (Clive Owen). After an array of traumatic events enters her life, repressed memories of her marriage resurface. To deal with this, she must confront the Darkness her husband entered to write his stories.
The series is directed by Paolo Larrain, and was written and adapted for Apple by Stephen King.
King spoke on the importance of this story, and why he had to be the one to adapt it to the small screen.
“I held on to this one for myself because I thought at some point I would love to be involved with writing and guiding it to completion. Because at my age, you don’t have a great deal of time… so I’m glad that I held on to it”.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The author told Variety news how after being hit by a van in 1999, he began writing a “what-if” of life after his passing. On the Stephen King website, another life event is also stated as a contribution to the book’s inspiration. While the author was in hospital with pneumonia, his office was renovated, with his personal belongings being packed into boxes. After being discharged, he saw these boxes and got a glimpse into what would become of his life after his death. And especially what would become of his wife, Tabitha.
The first episodes of Lisey’s Story are available to watch on Apple TV+, with episodes releasing every Friday.
Check out the trailer below:
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