Stephen King’s 2011 novel, 11/22/63, is about an English teacher who travels back in time to years before John F. Kennedy’s assassination in an attempt to prevent the tragedy. Now director extraordinaire J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost, Alias) is going to turn the story into a mini-series (nine hours!) on Hulu. The series will be produced by TV exec Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).
Stephen King said: “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.” What King might not realize is how incredibly busy the Bad Robot Productions team is. Abrams is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII, Mission: Impossible 5, and has four more films lined up for 2016 release including Star Trek 3. If for some reason 11/22/63 doesn’t get the attention and treatment it deserves from Abrams and company, look for a new novel from King called Bad Robot in which things get pretty scary!