New Stephen King horror miniseries klaxon!

Watch the trailer for ‘Lisey’s Story’, directed by the guy making that Princess Diana movie with K-Stew.

by Douglas Greenwood
12 May 2021, 11:58am

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Everybody loves a Stephen King adaptation. From Carrie to Misery, The Shining to It, no one does psycho-horror quite like him. His latest project looks to be no different, and he’s dubbed it his passion project too: a mini-series based on his 2006 novel Lisey’s Story, about a woman confronting a stalker who’s obsessed with her and the work of her recently deceased author husband. 

It’s the latest project green-lit by Apple TV+, who’ve enlisted an all-star cast of creatives to realise it. Heading up the series in the directors chair is none other than Pablo Larraín, known for his Oscar-nominated work on Jackie, starring Natalie Portman, and the much-talked-about upcoming biopic of Princess Diana Spencer starring Kristen Stewart. Stephen King is writing all eight episodes. 

Heading up the cast is none other than Oscar nominee and gay icon Julianne Moore, playing the titular Lisey Landon, who’s battling the threat of inner and external turmoil in her newly lonesome life. Clive Owen plays her husband, we guess in flashbacks, while the very good and sorely underused Dane DeHaan will play Jim Dooley, a man hellbent on convincing Lisey to release her husband’s unpublished manuscripts, even when she’s like “wtf no? lol”. 

Super producer J.J. Abrams, who’s put his hand to movies like Star Trek and Cloverfield, is the man giving the show a paranormal-slash-sci-fi twist. With all of this in mind, it’s set to be a cerebral and claustrophobic entry into the King canon. And he’s excited about it. “‘Lisey’s Story’ means a lot to me because it's the one I love best,” he said on a panel earlier this year. “It’s a story about love and marriage and the creative impulse and also has a kick-ass villain in it. My idea is to be all the way in as much as possible.”

The show kicks off on 8 June on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes airing concurrently, and an episode dropping every week thereafter. 

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