Grey's Grad T.R. Knight Boards Hulu's Abrams-King Drama 11/22/63

T. R. Knight 11/22/63

Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight has made a date with 11/22/63, Hulu’s forthcoming event series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King and starring James Franco, TVLine has learned.

Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He finds his mission threatened by love, the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald (Aussie actor Daniel Webber), and the past itself which does not want to be changed.

Knight will play the recurring role of Johnny Clayton, a salesman in 1960s Texas who can’t quite break up with his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Being Erica‘s Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake. Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts Jake in a tense encounter that puts Jake’s double life at risk. But there’s equal danger in what will happen if Jake and Sadie expose Johnny’s own secrets.

Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights) is the writer/showrunner.

Knight’s post-Grey’s TV work has included an arc on The Good Wife and a starring role in the ill-fated Amazon pilot Hysteria.

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10 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Now that TR Knight has been cast, what has the actor been up to after Grey’s?

    • S says:

      He was just most recently been doing a play called It’s Only A Play in NYC. Past co-stars Justin Chambers and Kate Walsh saw the play too.

    • Grey's Fan says:

      He played a serial killer in an episode of L&O: SVU in Season 13 – actually, he played two characters.

    • Will says:

      He was in an episode of The Good Wife (either last season or the one that just ended… I forget, they start to bleed together).

  2. Dude says:

    He’s actually pretty perfect for the role.

  3. Erin B says:

    I’ll always have a soft spot for George O’Malley. I was happy to see him on “The Good Wife” but thought he was underutilized.

  4. herman1959 says:

    I’m watching this just because of the people involved – how bad could it be?

  5. Temperance says:

    Knight should get a lot more work.

  6. Will says:

    glad he’s finding work after being banished from Shondaland!

  7. KP says:

    This cast is pretty terrible actually, This book is tremendous and Franco is all wrong for it as is this guy. This character is supposed to have some bite and some nastiness, Knight has no such range. I’m really disappointed that this brilliant book is being cast by second tier talent.