What if you could go back in time and stop the JFK Assassination? In Stephen King’s best-selling 2011 novel, Maine high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to try and change that fateful day.
Warner Bros. Television and J.J. Abrams has ordered nine hour-long episodes for Hulu. Hulu’s SVP and head of content released a statement, “’11/22/63″ already resonated with audiences as a best-selling novel, and we are looking forward to bringing the riveting story to the screen.”
J.J. Abrams, a longtime Stephen King fan, is equally as thrilled about taking on this project. (In addition to directing the latest installments of Star Wars and producing Star Trek and Mission Impossible) “I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school,” He said in a statement. “The chance to work with him at all, let alone on a story so compelling, emotional and imaginative, is a dream.”
From “Under the Dome” to “The Stand”, King’s work is no stranger to television mini-series. But King states that “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event-TV programming, ‘11/22/63’ is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team.”
Hulu’s pickup of the 880-page novel “11/22/63″ is another edge to bring in subscribers through original series, competing with other streaming sites such as Netflix or Amazon.com