Julianne Moore to Headline “Lisey’s Story”

Julianna Moore will star in, and executive produce, Lisey’s Story. 

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the 58-year-old actress has been tapped to headline the limited series based on Stephen King’s 2006 psychological-horror thriller of the same name.

Lisey’s Story was given an eight-episode straight-to-series order. King penned all episodes himself. Abrams and his Warner Bros. TV-based Bad Robot Productions will produce. Moore will also serve as executive producers on the drama.

The series follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The series explores a series of events that cause her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project marks the third series for Abrams’ Bad Robot at Apple, following Little Voice and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. 

Moore’s TV credits include the HBO movie Game Change and As the World Turns. This will be the first time the actress stars in the leading TV role.