With the new Pet Sematary now in theaters, the latest golden age of Stephen King adaptations shows no signs of slowing down, with Apple moving forward with an eight-episode series adaptation of 2006's Lisey's Story, with King himself writing all eight episodes.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Julianne Moore will star as Lisey in the series, which is being produced by Bad Robot Productions and features an executive producing team of J.J. Abrams, King, Moore, and Ben Stephenson.

Based on King's 2006 novel, the series will focus on Lisey's journey two years after her husband passes away, as she experiences "a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten."

This isn't the first time Abrams and King have collaborated, as the two creative forces teamed up in the past for 11.22.63 and Castle Rock. This also isn't the first time Moore has starred in a Stephe King adaptation, as she previously played Carrie White's fanatically strict mother, Margaret White, in 2013's Carrie.

Directors and a premiere date for Lisey's Story have yet to be announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details. In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the Lisey's Story novel, we have the official synopsis below (via Simon & Schuster):

The “haunting…tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey” (The New York Times), Lisey’s Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.

Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

Source: THR
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