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Last summer, Under the Dome was a big success for CBS. How will season two do in the ratings? Will this Stephen King TV show be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled instead? Time will tell.
Under the Dome revolves around residents of Chester's Mill in Maine after a large transparent dome cuts them off from the world. Those on the inside have to work to survive with limited resources and rising tension. The large cast includes Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, and Karla Crome.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new »
In search of a big-time drama series, Hulu has turned to a pair of big names in entertainment. The online video platform has announced a full series order for 11/22/63, an adaptation of Stephen King's book of the same name that will be produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. 11/22/63 is an historical science fiction story about a high school teacher who goes back in time in an attempt to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Of course, as is usually the case when time travel is involved, the journey doesn't quite go as planned. Since its release in 2011, the book has become a best seller. Veteran TV writer Bridget Carpenter will pen the Hulu series. Bad Robot--which is currently attaching Batmobiles to Millennium Falcons as it prepares to release Star Wars: Episode VII--will produce the nine hour show. »
- Sam Gutelle
Stephen King is known for being an extremely prolific author, not only in terms of the number of books that he has produced over the course of his career, but also in terms of their respective page counts. Time travel story 11/22/63 is no exception to the rule, with over 900 pages following the story of a man who goes back in time to 1963 in an attempt to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The daunting length of the novel ultimately led to director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) abandoning a planned film adaptation due to disagreements with King over which plot elements from the book should be prioritized for inclusion. After ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Originally slated to be a feature film helmed by Jonathan Demme before he dropped out, the J.J. Abrams-produced event series based on Stephen King's "11/22/63" now has a home at Hulu. Bridget Carpenter ("The Red Road") adapted the book, and the show will run nine episodes (though the door is being left open for more seasons) that follow "Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed." Uh, yeah, this is pretty "high concept." No word yet on who will direct. [Deadline] Continuing the trend of movies being the springboard to new shows, Jim Sheridan's "In America" has become the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Long since rumoured, now it would seem the Abrams-King project is going full steam ahead. Hulu announced this morning that they’ve placed a direct-to-series order for 11/22/63 – an adaptation of Stephen King’s time-travel JFK novel. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television will produce the show exclusively for Hulu, with Parenthood’s Bridget Carpenter, Lost‘s Bryan Burk and Abrams and King all onboard as executive producers.
The adaptation of King’s 2011 bestseller will be spread across nine hour-length episodes. The story follows high-school teacher Jake Epping, as he discovers a doorway in the back of a local diner that transports him back in time to 1958. Making the choice to stay in the fifties and build a life, he plots to prevent Lee Harvey Oswald’s actions on that fateful day in 1963.
- Gem Seddon
Stephen King has had great success in the past playing with familiar themes. In 2011 though, King touched on a subject that is close to many of us and now Hulu is bringing it to the screen. Hulu has announced a direct to series order of Bad Robot’s adaption of Stephen King’s 11/22/63. Based on the…
The post Hulu Picks Up Stephen King Novel 11/22/63 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Christopher Jimenez
Like far-reaching ripples made by a stone plopped in a still pond, three shots in Dallas changed the course of America’s history on November 22nd, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy has been debated and analyzed for decades, but in Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, one man has the chance to erase it from history in a time-bending journey that’s now being adapted into a new series for Hulu.
An upcoming Hulu original series, the adaptation of 11/22/63 will be executive produced by Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who will also script the project. J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television are backing the adaptation, which is being developed as a nine-hour event series. We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details (via TV by »
- Derek Anderson
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to “11/22/63,” a thriller based on Stephen King‘s novel of the same name. J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. TV will produce the nine-hour event series. On “11/22/63,” a high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But, his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself… which doesn't want to be changed. Also read: ‘Party Down’ on Hulu: Site Acquires Streaming Rights to Starz Series “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, »
- Jethro Nededog
Hulu has ordered a full nine-hour series event based on Stephen King's novel 11/22/63. J.J. Abrams is producing the thriller through Bad Robot Productions. The story follows a high school English teacher named Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This comes along with several challenges and his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and a past that doesn’t want to be changed.
Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) is set to write the script and executive produce the drama alongside King and Abrams. Hulu's head of content and senior vp Craig Erwich had this to say in a statement:
- Joey Paur
J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television are teaming up to bring Stephen King’s 11/22/63 to Hulu, a Us-based online streaming service. However, Warner Bros. will be distributing the series overseas (no premiere date has been set at this point though) and it may only be available to Hulu Plus subscribers in the states.
The nine hour adaptation is based on the 2011 release which follows high school English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on the fateful date in American history that the book is obviously named after. It’s one of King’s lengthier novels and attempts to bring it the big screen haven’t gone particularly far in the past.
- Josh Wilding
He might be slightly busy making the new entry in the Star Wars franchise, but if J.J. Abrams has proved anything, it’s that he knows how to multi-task. And with the help of his Bad Robot team, he’ll be shepherding a series based on Stephen King’s time-travelling, JFK-focused novel 11/22/64 to the online streaming channel Hulu.King’s book, which hit shelves in 2011, follows 35-year-old high school English teacher Jake Epping, who becomes obsessed with John F. Kennedy’s assassination and finds a way to travel back in time so he can try to prevent the shooting in 1960s Dallas. The tome was originally headed to the big screen with Jonathan Demme involved, but hasn’t managed to escape development limbo.Now Hulu has splashed the cash to bring King, Abrams and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk on as executive producers, with Friday Night Lights veteran Bridget Carpenter »
Streaming service Hulu has handed out a straight-to-series order for the nine-hour event series "11/22/63".
Warner Bros. Television and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions will produce the adaptation of Stephen King's 2011 novel about a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
His mission is soon threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself which doesn’t want to be changed.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Hulu is getting into the miniseries business with Warner Bros. Television. The content streamer announced it made a direct-to-series order for “11/22/63,” which is based on a Stephen King novel that reimagines a world where President Kennedy isn’t assassinated in Dallas. The series, which is being produced in partnership with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, is the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and Wbtv. “J.J. 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 twentieth century to Hulu,” stated Craig Erwich, Hulu’s head of content. “’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.” King and Abrams lauded the partnership. “If I ever »
What if John F. Kennedy could be saved via the judicious use of time travel? The question has been asked more than once before, but Hulu is prepared to ask it again. J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is going to adapt the Stephen King novel, "11/22/63," for the online streaming video service. Bridget Carpenter, also an executive producer for the miniseries, will be adapting King's novel. Set to be a nine-hour affair, "11/22/63" got a direct to series order. King said of the deal, "If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, '11/22/63' is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team.” The announcement was made by Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content at Hulu. He said, "J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are two »
- Josh Lasser
Hulu has ordered a 9-episode straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Stephen King's 2011 book 11/22/63 about a time traveler who goes back to the 60s to stop the Kennedy assassination.
“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 J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team.”
Back in 2012, Jonathan Demme tried to work with King on an adaption, but the union eventually fell apart with Demme stating: "This is a big book, with lots in it. And I loved certain parts of the book for the film more than Stephen did. We're friends, and I h [Continued ...] »
Even though J.J. Abrams is currently busy in a galaxy far, far away, he’s still got time to turn back the clock to November 22, 1963 to explore what might happen if someone got the opportunity to go back in time and stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy because it was just announced that Hulu gave the adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 a direct-to-series order. Bad Robot, King, executive producer-writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television will turn the book into a nine-hour event series. Hit the jump for more on 11/22/63. Hulu made the announcement today, making this Hulu and Wbtv’s very first original programming collaboration. Abrams, King, Carpenter and Bryan Burk will all executive produce. Here’s what Abrams had to say about the project: “I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school. The chance to work with him at all, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Another Stephen King story is coming to the small screen. 11/22/63, which J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot optioned for TV last year, has just received a straight-to-series order from Hulu. As the title suggests, 11/22/63 centers on the assassination of JFK. But there’s a supernatural bent — the protagonist is a modern man who travels back […]
- Angie Han
Hulu announced today a direct-to-series order for 11/22/63, a nine-hour event series based on Stephen King’s 2011 bestseller of the same name. The series will come from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, with Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), who is also writing the teleplay, and Bryan Burk also serving as executive producers. In a release for the series, Stephen King said: “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
Los Angeles (AP) - Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries.
Streaming service Hulu said Monday that the nine-hour series, titled "11/22/63" after King's book, includes the author and J.J. Abrams as executive producers.
King said in a statement that if any of his works cried out for "long-form, event TV programming," then "11/22/63" is it.
In King's 2011 novel, a high school teacher goes back in time to try to prevent the Nov. 22, 1963, killing of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald.
The release date for "11/22/63" and casting weren't announced by Hulu or producer Warner Bros. Television. The series will be seen in the United States on Hulu and distributed internationally by Warner. »
- The Associated Press
Hulu has greenlit an adaptation of King’s bestseller 11/22/63 from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot productions. The 2011 novel follows a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and discovers the past can become very tricky to change. Abrams, King, writer Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road, Friday Night Lights) and Bryan Burk are all executive producers.
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, »
- James Hibberd
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