Moore is the latest Oscar-winning actress to sign on to star in an Apple series. Following a bidding war, Apple won the rights to the eight-episode limited series Lisey's Story, based on Stephen King's 2006 horror-romance novel. Lisey's Story is unique in that King, in a rare move, will write each episode himself with J.J. Abrams producing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moore will play Lisey, a widow who two years after her husband's death begins "facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten." This will be Moore's first regular series TV role since she won a Daytime Emmy-winning stint on As the World Turns in the mid-1980s. Moore won a primetime Emmy for playing Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change. Lisey's Story will mark Abrams' third series with Apple, after Sara Bareilles' Little Voice and Jennifer Garner's My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. It's also the latest collaboration between Abrams and "The Master of Horror" after Hulu's 11.22.63 and Castle Rock.
TOPICS: Julianne Moore, Apple TV+, Lisey's Story, J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, In Development