Hulu turns Stephen King JFK assassination novel into ‘11.22.63’

James Franco is a time traveler in the new Hulu series coming in February.

What do you get when you combine time travel, romance, the assassination of a U.S. president and, of all people, Stephen King?

You get “11.22.63”, the newest original series coming to Hulu in February.

In short, the nine-hour series is based on the Stephen King novel “11/23/63,” which revolves around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here’s how Hulu describes it:

“… a thriller in which high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.”

“11.22.63” will begin on, of all days, Feb. 15, the President’s Day holiday.

King’s book was published in 2011 stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for 16 weeks. And won several awards including the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel.
“Today Show” video of “11/22/63” the book