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Julianne Moore Returns to TV for a Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Series

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Megan Vick

Apple was a little bit vague about its new streaming service, Apple TV+, during its presentation last month, but the company's latest series pickup has us thinking we need to sign up.

TV Guide has learned that the latest A-Lister to head to the streaming service is Academy Award winner Julianne Moore. She's teaming up with Stephen King and super-producer J.J. Abrams for a psychological horror series based on King's 2006 novel Lisey's Story.

The announcement marks Moore's first series regular role since her days on As the World Turns (Note: She did win an Emmy for starring in HBO's TV movie Game Change, in 2012). It is also worth nothing that King will be writing all eight episodes.

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This is Abrams' third King adaptation after producing 11.22.63 andCastle Rock for Hulu. It's also his third series with Apple TV+. His Bad Robot production company is also behind Sara Bareilles' Little Voice and Jennifer Garner's My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. While Apple TV+ is slated to launch this fall, the new streaming service has not announced a premiere date for any of its series yet.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report this story.

Julianne Moore, Watch What Happens Live​

Julianne Moore, Watch What Happens Live

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