Fan’s of Stephen Kings political time traveling thriller, 11.22.63, got a bit of good news today as Hulu announced that they’ll be launching the 9 hour limited series on February 15th, 2016, otherwise known as Presidents Day.
11.22.63 is about a time traveler that travels back in time in order to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy which radically alters history. James Franco is set to star with J.J. Abrams and Stephen King acting as executive producers. Originally King had come up with the idea for this story before the release of his first novel, Carrie, but opted to wait on writing it due to the amount of historical research it would require to write. According to King, “I’ve never tried to write anything like this before. It was really strange at first, like breaking in a new pair of shoes.”
It wasn’t until 2011 when the novel was officially released and it was greeted with generally positive criticisms which included a 16 week spot on the New York Times Best Seller list, winning the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, the 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
The 9 episode run will be released on a weekly basis through Hulu.Follow Us: