NEWARK, N.J. – The historic Van Liew-Suydam House in Franklin Township sets the scene for the horror miniseries Lisey’s Story, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The show concerns a widow who becomes the object of a dangerous stalker, a man obsessed with her husband's work. King wrote the teleplay himself and Pablo Larraín directed. Lisey’s Story premiered on June 4th, and new episodes are being dropped each Friday through July 16th.
King is no stranger to New Jersey, having worked here on several occasions. His other projects filmed in the state include the popular anthology feature Creepshow starring Ted Danson and Leslie Nielsen, some of which was filmed on Island Beach State Park, and Cat’s Eye with Drew Barrymore, shot partly in Atlantic City. Lisey’s Story stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dane DeHaan. Emmy winner Ron Cephas Jones, who grew up in Paterson, also appears in the series in a supporting role.
“We are delighted that Lisey’s Story was filmed at one of the many notable sites that comprise the cultural and historic tapestry that is New Jersey,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Filmmakers continue to be attracted to the amazingly diverse locations and landscapes that the Garden State has to offer.”
Two other Apple TV+ shows, Little America and Severance, were also filmed on location here in the past two years. Additional series produced in the Garden State recently include NBC’s The Enemy Within and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, CBS’ The Equalizer and Ways & Means, HBO’s The Plot Against America and Hulu’s Wu Tang Clan: An American Saga.
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