Lisey’s Story is a 2006 romance-horror novel by Stephen King in which the protagonist is Lisey Landon, the widow of a famous novelist. The book tells us two stories—Lisey’s story in the present, 2 years after the death of her husband, and Lisey’s memories regarding her husband’s life, who he really was and why he died.
Lisey’s Story came about when, in June 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van and seriously injured. His wife Tabitha decided to redesign his studio while King was in hospital and after seeing his books and belongings in boxes the writer got a glimpse of what it would be like if the accident had been fatal.
Speaking in 2017, Stephen King told Variety:
“Lisey’s Story is my favourite of the books and I would love to see that done, especially now that there’s a kind of openness on the streaming services on TV and even the cable networks. There’s more freedom to do stuff now and when you do a movie from a book, there’s this thing that I call the sitting on a suitcase syndrome. That is where you try to pack in all the clothes at once and the suitcase won’t close. So it’s tough to take a book that is fully textured, and do it in two hours and 10 minutes. But as a TV show you have 10 hours.”
Stephen King, Julianne Moore, and J.J. Abrams
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Apple is set to become the newest opposition to Netflix with its dedication to exclusive original programming. Launching in Fall/Autumn 2019, the entertainment company will bring a streaming service to its customers with many big name directors and high profile stars bringing us exclusive and original series and movies.
Lisey’s Story will be an eight-hour limited series written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring award-winning actor, Julianne Moore who will also be executive producer. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television are also on board to bring us this new and exciting series. Producers say the series is on the look out for some high profile directors to bring it to life.