11/22/63, an adaptation of Stephen King‘s 2011 novel produced by J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, was picked up by Hulu.
The adaptation will be a nine-episode “straight-to-series” order.
11/22/63 is the story of “Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself…which doesn’t want to be changed.”
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it,” said King said. “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.”
“I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school,” said Abrams. “The chance to work with him at all, let alone on a story so compelling, emotional and imaginative, is a dream.”