Stephen King’s 11.22.63 has been called – by many – the greatest novel the master of horror has written in years. While it isn’t an outright horror piece, it’s a story that most certainly appeals to horror fans and historians alike. Rumors of a cinematic adaptation have swirled for some time now, and now we’re learning that while the story won’t hit the big screen in feature film format, it will indeed make its way to celluloid in the form of a new Hulu exclusive series. That’s great news for fans of King and those who love to tune in to a story that stretches beyond 120 minutes.
The eight-part series event will premiere on February 15, 2016, exclusively on Hulu, and there’s a wealth of talent behind the project. We’re talking a wealth of talent!
J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter, and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play) directs and executive produces the first two hours.
James Franco (This is the End, 127 Hours) will front the series as Jake Epping. Chris Cooper (American Beauty, The Patriot), Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas), T.R. Knight (42, Grey’s Anatomy), Cherry Jones (The Village, The Perfect Storm), Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy, Now Add Honey), George MacKay (Defiance, Peter Pan), and Daniel Webber (Sleeping Beauty, Spine) co-star in the monumental event.
The trailer for this highly anticipated series is finally available to the masses, and we’ve got your first look below! Don’t sleep on this one, it looks like a certified winner!
Synopsis: Hulu’s “11.22.63” is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love, and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.