Hulu Inks Original Series Based on Stephen King Book22 Sep, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Hulu Sept. 22 announced it has approved production of an original episodic series based on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The nine-hour event series, 11/22/63, is based on a same-titled book by Stephen King and will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. It marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and Warner Bros., the latter distributing the series overseas.
No release date was announced.
The sci-fi thriller finds high school English teacher Jake Epping traveling back in time to prevent the assassination of Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.
Part thriller, part love story, 11/22/63 takes viewers back to the day that Kennedy was shot and asks the eternal question: “What if?”
“We are looking forward to bringing the riveting story to the screen,” Craig Erwich, VP and head of content, said in a statement.
J.J. Abrams is currently writing, producing and directing the highly anticipated movie Star Wars: Episode VII, and he is also producing the next installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. Bad Robot Productions is best known for television hits “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” “Fringe” and “Person of Interest,” among others.