Lisey's Story is a psychological horror television miniseries, based on Lisey's Story by Stephen King. The series premieres on June 4, 2021. There are eight episodes total in the series.

Premise

Lisey Landon 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.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

Number Summary Episode title Airdate
1 Lisey Landon begins to face repressed realities about her late husband, novelist Scott Landon, two years after his death. Episode 1 June 4, 2021
2 Lisey calls Professor Dashmiel to warn him about Jim Dooley, who is already close at hand. Episode 2 June 4, 2021
3 The bool hunt leads Lisey to a moment from her past, when Scott shared a confession about his family and traumatic childhood. Episode 3 June 11, 2021
4 After a terrifying experience, Lisey opens up the gates of her memory to find answers in Scott's world of Boo'ya Moon. Episode 4 June 18, 2021
5 Episode 5 June 25, 2021
6 Episode 6 July 2, 2021
7 Episode 7 July 9, 2021
8 Episode 8 July 16, 2021

Production

It was announced in April of 2019 that Apple Inc. had acquired the rights to the novel and gave it an eight-episode order to air on Apple TV+. All episodes were scripted by Stephen King and the series was produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. In August 2019, Pablo Larraín had signed on to direct the miniseries. In February 2020, it was announced that Darius Khondji had joined the series as cinematographer. [1]

Stephen King wrote a majority of the scripts himself.

Casting

Julianne Moore was cast in the leading role of Lisey. In October of 2019, Clive Owen was added to the cast, with Joan Allen and Dane DeHaan joining in November, and Sung Kang joining in December. In January 2020, Jennifer Jason Leigh was revealed to be in the cast. In February 2021, Apple released a first look at Lisey's Story, which revealed that Ron Cephas Jones was also in the cast. [2]

Filming

In October 2019, filming for the miniseries behind at the historic Van Liew-Suydam House in Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. In December 2019, filming took place in the village of Tuckahoe in Westchester County, New York. Filming had to temporarily shut down in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [3]

References

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