TV Trailer: Hulu’s JFK Event Series ’11.22.63′

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11-22-63Hulu has released the first trailer for 11.22.63, their upcoming event series from veteran producer JJ Abrams which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

11.22.63 tells the story of Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself – which doesn’t want to be changed.

James Franco leads the cast as Jake Epping. Other cast members include Chris Cooper Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Daniel Webber, Leon Rippy, T.R. Knight, Brooklyn Sudano and Josh Duhamel. The West Wing star Michael O’Neill is also set to appear in a guest-starring arc.

Set to air in 2016, 11.22.63 is based on King’s 2011 novel of the same name and is being penned by Bridget Carpenter, who serves as an executive producer alongside J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Bryan Burk. Bad Robot Productions’ Kathy Lingg will co-executive produce and Athena Wickham is the producer. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Check out the trailer below: