Hulu is working on a nine-hour series based on a Stephen King time travel novel. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the project is based on “11/22/63,” about a Maine high school teacher who can travel back in time and decides to try to stop JFK’s assassination.
The project will include J.J. Abrams and King as executive producers, with Bridget Carpenter of “Friday Night Lights” writing the adaptation of the 849-page novel.
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, ’11/22/63′ is it,” King said in a statement.
Hulu and Warner Bros. TV will collaborate on the project, with the latter handling distribution overseas.
The story notes: “Last summer, CBS aired an event series based on King’s novel ‘Under the Dome.’ That was successful enough to garner a second season. And surely ’11/22/63’ will follow the same model.”