Apple TV+ has released the behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming limited series adaptation of Lisey’s Story, which is scheduled to make its debut on June 4. The video features writer and executive producer Stephen King as he opens up about his personal connection to the romantic horror story, confirming that it has always been his favorite novel. It also features interviews by EP J.J. Abrams and director Pablo Larraín along with the main cast as they talked about important it is to them to give justice to King’s vision for the story.
Based on Stephen King’s 2006 novel, Lisey’s Story is a deeply personal, pensive thriller that following the story of Lisey Landon two years after the death of her husband, a famous novelist named Scott Landon. A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind.
The series will reunite Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Clive Owen, who previously worked together in 2006’s action-thriller pic Children of Men. Joining them are Joan Allen (Nixon), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Atypical), Dane DeHaan (ZeroZeroZero), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), and Sung Kang (Fast & Furious films).
The story was actually 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.
Lisey’s Story is executive produced and directed by Pablo Larraín from a script written by Stephen King. It is produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Television and Warner Bros. Television, with Abrams, King, Moore, Ben Stephenson, and Juan de Dios Larraín set as executive producers.
Check out the Lisey’s Story featurette in the player below!