TheHollywoodReporter has announced that legendary horror author Stephen King will be getting into television as he’ll write a new series for Apple’s new streaming service based on his novel Lisey’s Story and will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. The series will have eight-episodes that will star Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (Children of Men, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as the titular Lisey.
Described as a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The story explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.
Bad Robot and King previously teamed for the Hulu series Castle Rock.
TheHollywoodReporter also reveals that Bad Robot is seeking a new home and the pending deal could be worth a massive $500 million. Warner Bros., Disney, Apples, and Netflix are among the suitors trying to land the production company.
King’s works are having a bit of recent revival on the big screen with the massive success of the IT remake along with Pet Sematary earning a solid $25 million last weekend domestically. Other feature film projects on the horizon include IT: Chapter 2, The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, and Universal’s The Tommyknockers produced by James Wan. There are also series in development based on his novels The Stand and The Dark Tower.
It’s unknown currently when production could begin or when it’ll drop on Apple’s new streaming service.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER