Lisey’s Story: Clive Owen Joins Stephen King’s Apple TV+ Series
Deadline brings word that Academy Award-nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer) has been tapped to star opposite Oscar winner Julianne Moore in Apple TV+‘s limited series adaptation of Lisey’s Story, based on Stephen King’s 2006 horror romance novel. Owen is set to portray the role of Lisey’s husband named Scott Landon. The project will be the English actor’s first TV role since starring in Cinemax’s The Knick.
Written and executive produced by King, the 8-episode miniseries will follow Lisey two years after her husband’s death as she begins facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten. The series is a production of Warner Bros. Television.
Lisey’s Story was inspired by King’s own experience when he was involved in a serious accident in June 1999. The idea for the novel sprang from a sudden realization he had when he came home from the hospital and saw that all of his belongings are in boxes. Because of that, he saw a vision of what his studio would look like after his death.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams will also executive produce via his Bad Robot productions, marking the third series he has set up under the Apple banner. The others include Sara Bareilles’ Little Voice and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends starring Jennifer Gardner. Moore and Ben Stephenson are also set as executive producers.
Lisey’s Story will also be the third collaboration between King and Abrams, who have worked together on the 11.22.63 and the Hulu series Castle Rock which is set to return for its second season this October 23.