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Hulu and J.J. Abrams to Adapt Stephen King’s JFK Assassination Novel

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Stephen King is coming to streaming television — but not with a horror story.

Hulu and J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot Productions, are teaming up for an adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed 2011 cross between a sci-fi story and historical novel, 11/22/63, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The thriller follows a high-school teacher who travels back in time to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it,” King said of the nine-hour series. “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.”

Though the show is Abrams’ first project with Hulu, King has seen his work adapted for television audiences for decades — from Salem’s Lot to It to The Stand to Under the Dome, which premiered on CBS last summer.


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