The next Stephen King adaptation is off his book 11.22.63. One part political thriller, one part science fiction love story, the book will be presented as a nine-part limited series exclusively on Hulu. Today, Hulu announced the series will premiere on February 15, 2016, Presidents Day. They confirmed to ComicBook.com that the show will air on a weekly basis, not be released in a full season format.
The press release also included some first look photos and a full official synopsis. The photos center on James Franco's character, Jake Epping, who travels back in time to stop the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.
Check out the gallery below the official synopsis:
Hulu Original series 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. Also starring Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.
The nine-hour limited event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award(R)-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.