Hulu greenlights King/Abrams JFK series
September 23, 2014
By Colin Mann
Further ramping up its content exclusivity as it competes with other online entertainment platforms, streaming service Hulu has commissioned 11/22/63 – a new Hulu Original from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, acclaimed author Stephen King, Executive Producer/Writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television.
Writing in the Hulu Blog, Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content, said the direct-to-series order marked a “monumental” deal for Hulu as it partnered with Abrams and King, who he described as two of the most celebrated storytellers of our time. “We are thrilled to be working with them and with Warner Bros. Television to bring this unique take on one of the most seminal historic events of the twentieth century to Hulu,” he added.
Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by King, 11/22/63 will take viewers on a journey back to the day that former President Kennedy was shot and ask the eternal question: “What if?” “Part thriller, part love story, 11/22/63 is a fascinating story that goes beyond the concept of time travel. With the talented team of producers bringing the story to life, we are confident that 11/22/63 will be an event series that our viewers will love,” declared Erwich.
“11/22/63 joins our growing offering of premium Hulu Originals and reinforces our mission to continuously captivate and connect audiences with the stories they love. The series will make its début exclusively on Hulu. Until then, keep checking back for more details,” he advised.