Apparently, directing a certain space epic isn’t enough to keep JJ Abrams occupied as the director has just signed on to adapt Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63 for American online streaming service Hulu.
The show will form a nine-hour series and will stick close to the source material of a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try and stop the assassination of John F Kennedy (11/22/63 being the day the 35th President of the US was shot and killed in Dallas).
While King’s TV and film work can be hit and miss to say the least, the involvement of Abrams – whose Bad Robots Productions team are handling the show – should instill a degree of confidence.
There’s no word yet as to whether Abrams will direct any episodes, as David Fincher did with rival Netflix’s hit House Of Cards, and casting is yet to be announced, but the standard of digital content is stronger than ever, so the smart move would be to mark this as one to watch next year.
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