11.22.63 Premiere Date

James Franco's Hulu Thriller 11.22.63, From J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, Gets Presidential Premiere Date

This is a fitting premiere date: Hulu has announced that its time-tripping JFK assassination thriller 11.22.63, starring James Franco, will bow on February 15, 2016 — AKA Presidents Day.

The nine-hour limited series, based on Stephen King’s 2011 novel and produced by J.J. Abrams, revolves around high school English teacher Jake Epping (Franco), who 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).

Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber also star.

Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as EPs alongside Abrams and King.

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  1. Win says:

    I’m really looking forward to this – thanks for the heads-up, Ausiello! I’m glad they’re doing this with 9 episodes as a limited series rather than longer than the material seems geared towards.

  2. does anyone know if it’s all episodes available same day, or a weekly thing?!?

  3. Steven says:

    I think it’s a mistake not to premiere this on November 22nd. Just seems like a missed opportunity.

  4. dq18 says:

    To premiere it on November 22 they would have to wait several more months as they JUST finished filming critical scenes here in Dallas and there is no way to have it ready by 11/22/15.

  5. Ro says:

    Though what I read was interesting, I never finished the book. Will be interesting to see how it does on hulu…