Stephen King’s literary creations have long been in demand by Hollywood’s best with adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Carrie and Misery having already enjoyed the big screen treatment.
Streaming provider Hulu is now hoping to attract audiences with an adaptation of Stephen King’s 11.22.63 (previously styled as 11/22/63). Premiering on Presidents Day (February 15, 2016), the nine-hour event series stars James Franco in the lead role of Jake Epping, while Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, Daniel Webber and George MacKay rounds out the supporting cast.
The series follows “an English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.”
While Netflix opts to release all episodes of an entire season in one go, Hulu will stick to its guns on releasing episodes on a weekly basis.
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