Clive Owen has signed on to star in upcoming Apple TV+ series "Lisey's Story" alongside Julianne Moore, reports Variety.

Apple gave a straight to series order for "Lisey's Story" earlier this year. The show is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, with Stephen King writing all eight episodes in addition to executive producing.

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"Lisey's Story" is a psychological horror with romance elements. It's split between Lisey's life in the present time and her dead husband's life (who was a famous novelist) as she remembers it.

Lisey begans to remember things about her husband that she had suppressed while being terrorized in the present by a former fan of her husband's. Owen will play Lisey's husband, Scott Landon.

Clive Owen is known for movies like "Children of Men," "Inside Man," "Closer," "Sin City," and "Hemingway & Gellhorn." Along with King, Moore, and Owen the series also boasts J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot Productions as executive producers.

"Lisey's Story" is one of many TV shows that will be offered on ‌Apple TV+‌, Apple's upcoming television streaming service that will launch on November 1.

‌Apple TV+‌ will be priced at $4.99 per month when it launches, with a family of up to six people able to watch for that price. Apple is offering a free one-year ‌Apple TV+‌ subscription with the purchase of an iPhone, Apple TV, Mac, or iPad.

Top Rated Comments

M.PaulCezanne Avatar
61 months ago
And they've got Cuaron. It's a Children of Men reunion! Someone sign Michael Caine!
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newyorksole Avatar
61 months ago

For a service that was getting flack for not having enough content, the number of shows and non stop news of upcoming shows really proves that point without any merit.

I've already got 3 or 4 shows picked out that I'll watch with some regularity. AppleTV+ can almost be the only TV service I have to subscribe to. People only have so much time to watch TV.

I cut the cord in 2007 when the first AppleTV was released. Back then, I was paying $100 for cable and I noticed that most of what I was watching was ads. News shows would break every 10 minutes or less to show 3-5 minutes of ads.

So I set out to transform the way I watched TV, a real difficult task when there were no TV shows on iTunes in Canada yet — only movies that you could purchase. I started watching video podcasts and things really got better when TV shows became available on iTunes. So instead of spending $100/month, I'd spend $20 to $40 every couple of months to buy entire seasons of shows.

News and live sports were still missing. For the latter, I quickly found a solution: I live in the middle of a major city with a dozen sports bars within walking distance. So, I started going out to watch sports. Twitter took over the role of my news broadcaster. It was a perfect arrangement.

Over a decade later, I don't miss cable one bit and I cringe every time I'm at a friend's house and they turn on the TV. It's all ads and reality shows! How can they watch that ****?? They're so numbed to it.

The abundance of apps with content nowadays would've been like heaven to the brave cord cutter I was back in 2007. If you had told me I'd have access to virtually all TV and movie content and all sports and all news channels on AppleTV, I would've swooned. Tell me that Apple itself would become a TV producer, I would've been so incredibly happy and it would've made the choice to drop cable so much easier.



It’s just so funny to me how everyone shamed Apple all year. iPhone with 3 cameras? Fail. Apple’s own branded credit card? Fail. Apple’s own TV streaming service? Fail.

Idk what it’s going to take for people to actually give Apple some type of credit. It’s astonishing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
61 months ago
For a service that was getting flack for not having enough content, the number of shows and non stop news of upcoming shows really proves that point without any merit.

I've already got 3 or 4 shows picked out that I'll watch with some regularity. AppleTV+ can almost be the only TV service I have to subscribe to. People only have so much time to watch TV.

I cut the cord in 2007 when the first AppleTV was released. Back then, I was paying $100 for cable and I noticed that most of what I was watching was ads. News shows would break every 10 minutes or less to show 3-5 minutes of ads.

So I set out to transform the way I watched TV, a real difficult task when there were no TV shows on iTunes in Canada yet — only movies that you could purchase. I started watching video podcasts and things really got better when TV shows became available on iTunes. So instead of spending $100/month, I'd spend $20 to $40 every couple of months to buy entire seasons of shows.

News and live sports were still missing. For the latter, I quickly found a solution: I live in the middle of a major city with a dozen sports bars within walking distance. So, I started going out to watch sports. Twitter took over the role of my news broadcaster. It was a perfect arrangement.

Over a decade later, I don't miss cable one bit and I cringe every time I'm at a friend's house and they turn on the TV. It's all ads and reality shows! How can they watch that ****?? They're so numbed to it.

The abundance of apps with content nowadays would've been like heaven to the brave cord cutter I was back in 2007. If you had told me I'd have access to virtually all TV and movie content and all sports and all news channels on AppleTV, I would've swooned. Tell me that Apple itself would become a TV producer, I would've been so incredibly happy and it would've made the choice to drop cable so much easier.


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AutisticGuy Avatar
61 months ago
I love Clive Owen as an actor! He’s really handsome too!
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mcdj Avatar
61 months ago

Lol, is that really how you imagine Hollywood works???

They have a casting agent ONLY for the lead role... then they fire that guy & let the actor /actress choose the rest of the cast from there on out?
It’s a joke referencing a Ricky Gervais Show episode with Karl Pilkington.

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Mac Fly (film) Avatar
61 months ago

It’s just so funny to me how everyone shamed Apple all year. iPhone with 3 cameras? Fail. Apple’s own branded credit card? Fail. Apple’s own TV streaming service? Fail.

Idk what it’s going to take for people to actually give Apple some type of credit. It’s astonishing.
By people you probably mean 50% of macrumors members. Other Apple website readers are more patient and willing to wait until an Apple service or product is out there and useable before demonstrating final judgment. Tbh it probably shows the younger age of the average MR reader.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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