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stephen king 11/22/63

Video-on-demand service Hulu has made its first major move into original commissioning with an adaptation of Stephen King's novel '11/22/63'. It will be nine hours long and produced by 'Lost' creator JJ Abrams.

The series, on which King will act as a co-producer, concerns a high school teacher who goes back in time to try and stop Lee Harvey Oswald shooting president John F Kennedy.

"If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event-TV programming, '11/22/63' is it," King said.

"I'm excited that it's going to happen, and am looking forward to working with JJ Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team."

Abrams added: "I've been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school. The chance to work with him at all, let alone on a story so compelling, emotional and imaginative, is a dream."

"JJ Abrams and Stephen King are two of the most celebrated storytellers of our time, and we are excited to be working with them and Warner Bros Television to bring this unique take on one of the most seminal historic events of the 20th century to Hulu," Craig Elwich, Hulu's SVP and head of content, said in a statement.

"'11/22/63' already resonated with audiences as a best-selling novel, and we are looking forward to bringing the riveting story to the screen."

No release date or casting have been announced yet.

Hulu also hasn't confirmed whether the full series will be available exclusively to Hulu Plus subscribers, or whether some episodes will be free on

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