11/22/63 Goes To HuluPosted: September 22, 2014, 23:12:07
11/22/63 will be done as a nine-hour event at Hulu.
The streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for 11/22/63, a nine-hour event series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and based on Stephen King's 2011 novel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Red Road) will pen the script and exec produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Bad Robot's Kathy Lingg will co-exec produce and Athena Wickham will produce. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams' Bad Robot is under an overall deal. 11/22/63 marks the first collaboration for Abrams with Hulu, which will be the stateside home for the series. Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
The project will be designed as a stand-alone story based on King’s novel. But if the show is successful, we’re told the opportunity exists to do additional seasons based on the same format. No release date has been determined.
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