The last time one of Stephen King's books was adapted for television, we got the ill-conceived Under The Dome. In fact, the show was so bad, that some King fans might be feeling uneasy about today's news that the author's book, 11/22/63, is also being turned into a series.
We're here to tell you to have a little faith.
That's because none other than J.J. Abrams will be producing the show. The wunderkind writer/director/producer's own company, Bad Robot Productions, will help bring the new series to Hulu.
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it,” King told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
11/22/63 will be a nine-hour series that follows a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Although not the typical horror fare we've come to expect from King, the novel has become one of the most acclaimed titles of his recent oeuvre, and if anyone can pull off adapting a novel of this scale, it's Abrams. (The Hollywood Reporter)