Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Heads to Hulu

Stephen King's 11-22-63 BookStephen King writes like 50 books a year, so forgive if I’ve never read “11/22/63,” his time-travel story about a guy who time travels to the past to save JFK from assassination. Obviously when you start poking around the past, things do not go well. The whole Butterfly Effect and all that.

It sounds intriguing, and the book is now being adapted to the small screen by J.J. Abrams’ production company as a planned “nine-hour event series” on Hulu, an online streaming service ala Netflix. Unlike Netflix, though, I don’t know a single person who has a Hulu membership, but maybe that’s just me.

Via Hero Complex:

In King’s “11/22/63,” published in 2011, high school teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy, only to face obstacles including Lee Harvey Oswald, romance and a past resistant to change.

Bridget Carpenter will do most of the work, writing and producing, while King and Abrams will get bonus executive producer credit.

King, who has probably seen more unfaithful adaptations of his books than anyone, seems pretty hype about it:

If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, ’11/22/63′ is it.

“11/22/63” will be King’s third TV series on the air (or, well, online), counting CBS’ godawful “Under the Dome” and the equally godawful “Haven” on the Syfy Channel. Here’s hoping “11/22/63” doesn’t stink up the joint as much as those two.