“I’m gonna tell you something that’s gonna seem crazy. You go through there, it’s 1960. I need you to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.”
In 2011, acclaimed author, Stephen King released 11/22/63. Like all of King’s stories, it had a major twist and offered up time travel as a possible solution to thwart the assassination of one of our country’s most beloved Presidents, John F. Kennedy.
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
J.J. Abrams, who has some other film coming out this December, has come up with what looks to be a sensational 8-part original series for Hulu based off the story. The show stars: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.
J.J. Abrams “11/23/63” hits Hulu on Presidents Day, February 15th, 2016. Let us know what you think about the trailer in the comments section below. Personally, we can’t WAIT for this. Franco is one of our favorite actors, Abrams is one of our favorite directors and King holds a special place in our heart as an author. You can stay up to date on the show via the following links: