James Franco goes back in time in first footage from Stephen King’s 11.22.63

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Nov 20, 2019, 6:51 PM EST (Updated)

Hulu is moving into the event series space next year, with a high-profile take on Stephen King’s time-travel tale 11.22.63. Now we finally have our first look at J.J. Abrams’ small-screen adaptation.

The eight-part series is based on King’s 2011 novel about high school English teacher Jake Epping, who goes back in time to the 1960s to avert the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The twisty thriller finds Epping (James Franco) challenged by everything from Lee Harvey Oswald to the past itself (which isn’t too excited about his meddling in its affairs). The book is a compelling read, and with Abrams and King working together behind the scenes, we can’t wait to see how they bring it to life.

The best part: It’s being billed as an actual limited series, meaning it’ll hopefully avoid Under the Dome’s fate of living on well past its expiration date. If nothing else, it can't be worse. Fingers crossed. Along with Franco, the series also stars Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.

Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think:


The series debuts on Feb. 15 (aka President’s Day) in 2016.

(Via Hulu)