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Apple today shared the official trailer for "Lisey's Story," a thriller series based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King.


Hailing from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, the original series follows Lisey Landon (played by Julianne Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind, according to Apple.

All eight episodes of "Lisey's Story" were personally written by King, with Pablo Larraín directing. The series premieres on Apple TV+ on June 4.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Shares Trailer for Stephen King's Thriller Series 'Lisey's Story'
 
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xander49x

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I love King's Books, every time they make them into movies or a mini-series I am disappointed, look at The Stand I could not get past the first 30 min of the first episode. King's work is always butchered.
 
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I love King's Books, every time they make them into movies or a mini-series I am disappointed, look at The Stand I could not get past the first 30 min of the first episode. King's work is always butchered.
Based on Apple's track record, this is not going to be "The Stand."

Stephen King was heavily involved in this series and wrote every single episode screen adaptation. He said he's extremely excited about the product outcome as well. If the author himself gives it his stamp of approval, I'm confident.

And again, Apple TV+ products are so far superior to most of the originals on other streaming platforms, esp. Paramount+, that you have nothing to worry about.

This show will be superlative. Mark my words.
 

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There are some really interesting shows coming out on the streaming services. What this tells me is that whoever is running broadcast TV doesn't know their ass from their elbow. Even so, the signal to noise ratio is pretty low. You may find one good show every six months to a year on a given streaming service and I'll bet most people are too lazy to cancel.
 
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I love King's Books, every time they make them into movies or a mini-series I am disappointed, look at The Stand I could not get past the first 30 min of the first episode. King's work is always butchered.
Always?

The Green Mile?
Carrie?
Misery?
The Shawshank Redemption?
Stand By Me?
 
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Always?

The Green Mile?
Carrie?
Misery?
The Shawshank Redemption?
Stand By Me?

Carrie the original, yes, the remake, not so much. Shawshank Redemption and Stand by me are among my favorites, very well-made indeed. The green mile still makes me sad and cry, I must not re-watch it.
 

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Funny, one of my teachers, whose a known director, was offered this and passed. He made us read the opening scene in class and asked if we’d take the job or not.

The class unanimously said “no”.

The writing was SO bad I couldn’t believe it was Stephen King. Then afterwards, A-list actors slowly got attached and now it looks legit.

This is going to be fascinating to watch and see how much has changed and how an actor can elevate your project.
 

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Funny, one of my teachers, whose a known director, was offered this and passed. He made us read the opening scene in class and asked if we’d take the job or not.

The class unanimously said “no”.

The writing was SO bad I couldn’t believe it was Stephen King. Then afterwards, A-list actors slowly got attached and now it looks legit.

This is going to be fascinating to watch and see how much has changed and how an actor can elevate your project.
Are you just going to leave us on a cliff hanger and not tell us who the “known director” is?
 

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Carrie the original, yes, the remake, not so much. Shawshank Redemption and Stand by me are among my favorites, very well-made indeed. The green mile still makes me sad and cry, I must not re-watch it.
I didn’t know there was a Carrie remake. I was, of course, talking about the 1976 classic. Point is, some of my favourite movies are King adaptations. I don’t think I’m alone in that. I do admit there’s been some streaming piles. I’m looking at you, Sleepwalkers.
 
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MacBH928

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Why does this misconception still lingers when it literally debuted with "See"?

it lingers because we judge based on the majority of the offering. Mythic Quest, Ted Lasso, Ghostwriter, Dickinson...can't see something like Black Mirror in there.
 

xander49x

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Always?

The Green Mile?
Carrie?
Misery?
The Shawshank Redemption?
Stand By Me?
I read all the books before I watch the movies and when you get involved with the characters from the book( King is very descriptive with his characters) and then watch an adaptation of the books it leaves me disappointed.
 

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I read all the books before I watch the movies and when you get involved with the characters from the book( King is very descriptive with his characters) and then watch an adaptation of the books it leaves me disappointed.
Yeah, I read all of them too, although for many, it's been a very long time. I find it's best to judge the movies on their own merit because you really can't do a King book as a movie. I have high hopes that as a series, this one coming up could be pretty awesome. Of course, The Stand that aired earlier this year is an example of how badly that can be realized. I just don't think it's a good book to make into a film. But the films I mentioned, while they might lack the depth and nuance are still mighty fine cinema, IMO.
 
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