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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 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
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 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
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
The actor himself confirmed he’s on board to Irish newspaper The Sunday World. “I’m doing the second series,” Farrell (Fright Night, In Bruges) reportedly said. “I’m so excited.” And we hear Farrell’s deal with the network is indeed either done, or very close to it.
HBO, however, officially remains mum on what’s become a rather torturous casting process (in the press anyway), as the network and creator Nic Pizzolatto seek to fill several key roles on the show in the wake of the first »
- James Hibberd
Yes, This Is Where I Leave You is another family dramedy, but it’s definitely worth catching this weekend. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Jane Fonda star in an ensemble film that makes us reflect on our own lives and families (and wish they were a tad bit crazier).
Adapted from a best-selling novel, the story takes familiar story lines — wacky moms, old flames, a cheating ex, and frustrating sex lives — to new levels, while also incorporating struggles we all go through, like finding one’s “purpose” in life. As this oversized family prepares to hunker down for some long overdue family time, there’s a genuine tone we can get behind — plus, a tremendous cast.
If you can’t decide whether or not it’s worth the $13.25 (give or take a few dollars), allow these notes to help you out.
1. You will fall in love with Adam Driver. »
- Taylor Ferber
Peter Berg, the writer/director/actor/producer behind both the film and television versions of Friday Night Lights, has pulled his own son away from the game that he helped so many fall in love with. And the reason why may resonate with Jason Street fans.
In an essay for Time Magazine, Berg wrote about the dangers with head and neck injuries in football, saying: “Head and neck injuries are what parents thinking about letting their children play tackle football should be thinking about, talking about, and demanding answers about, from any coach presenting himself as a worthy custodian for »
- Samantha Highfill
This must have been one fun summer! In her memoir Off the Sidelines, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares an awesome photo with her old roommate, who happens to be none other than Nashville star Connie Britton! In the throwback pic, the Dartmouth gal-pals are all smiles as the New York politician rests her hand on her friend's shoulder. You can certainly tell that the '80s were in full effect as the former Friday Night Lights actress sports a classic feathered 'do! The two ladies lived together for the summer during a college study abroad program in Beijing. Both Asian studies majors, they were among the first to travel to China after the country opened up to American students! Last »
Project revolves around a male journalist who winds up disgraced and forced to work for his former intern, who has launched a high-metabolism Internet news outlet ala Buzzfeed or Popsugar (neither of those sites are formally involved with the property, however).
Heldens is writing the pilot and exec producing with former “CSI” showrunner Mendelsohn and Carol Mendelsohn Prods.’ Julie Weitz. Both Heldens and Mendelsohn Prods. have overall deals at Sony Pictures TV.
The untitled Heldens project marks the second big sale to date this development cycle for Mendelsohn’s banner, which moved to the Sony lot in June after a decade at CBS. Mendelsohn also stepped down as showrunner of “CSI” at the close of last season after 14 years at the helm.
Mendelsohn Prods. and Sony TV »
- Cynthia Littleton
Starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), the drama follows the staff of an American compound in the fictional country of Stanistan — including State Department workers, covert CIA operatives and journalists.
Gilford will play Phillip Guthrey, an infrastructure manager for Usaid who secretly pines for his best friend: Carpenter’s character, Marcie. Cake will play Greg Weir, a suave and fearless on-air foreign correspondent. He is having a complicated affair with Marcie and his quest to uncover the real story in war-torn Stanistan will put him and his relationship in danger.
- Kevin Noonan
Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime In a match made in heaven, the deadpan “Parks and Rec” star has been tapped for "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever” after Jane Lynch reportedly backed out after winning an Emmy. Les Moonves: There’s a “very strong possibility” Showtime will be offered to non-cable subscribers “And possibly with CBS as well,” the CBS chief, who oversees Showtime, told investors today. “Friday Night Lights” alum Zach Gilford to play Jennifer Carpenter’s love interest on USA’s “Stanistan” He’ll play an infrastructure manager for Usaid in the drama about an American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan. Click Read Full Post For More TBS will celebrate Monday’s 20th anniversary of “Friends” with a 20-episode marathon The 20 episodes will consist of fan favorites. Bill Clinton to return to “The Daily Show” The former president will make his 9th appearance on Thursday. »
- Norman Weiss
Matt Saracen is making a play for Debra Morgan.
The project, penned by up-and-coming scribe Andy Parker, centers on the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.
Gilford — whose post-Fnl TV credits include the short-lived Off the Map and »
Friday Night Lights won over fans for plenty of reasons, but it's safe to say that Coach Taylor, in all his "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" glory, is toward the top of the list. This week actor Kyle Chandler turns 49, so to celebrate his birthday, we're looking back on all the reasons his character, Coach Taylor, is so lovable. For one thing, there's his incredible halftime speeches, which could sometimes make you cry and sometimes make you want to jump up and chase after your dreams. And, yes, for another thing, he's pretty easy on the eyes, too. (Let's get real: hot Tim Riggins moments weren't the only scenes to make fans swoon.) In honor of Chandler's birthday, find out which Friday Night Lights character you should date, then relive the 24 times Coach Taylor seems almost too good to be true. »
Contrary to reports citing that actresses like Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Rachel McAdams (About Time) were close to signing deals to appear on the hotly anticipated second season of True Detective, their names do not appear on a new shortlist released by TheWrap. Today the site revealed the names of seven actresses currently vying to fill one of the series’ leading roles.
The actresses in question are, Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Kelly Reilly (Eden Lake), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Jessica Biel (Total Recall).
The actresses have reportedly been “invited back to read this week for the coveted role.” Moss and McAdams could very well still be in the running, but with writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto now focusing on auditioning a new group of actresses, he’s clearly taking all options into consideration. »
- James Garcia
Ever since he turned on the club back in season 4, Juice Ortiz has been the Sons of Anarchy character you love to hate. Or is it hate to love? Or is it both? Because while Juice is a man that has made some downright terrible decisions as a member of Samcro, he also seems like a good guy deep down. As a result, viewers have been left to alternate between wanting to see Juice pay for his sins (like killing a fellow Son) and hoping he can get a fresh start. Theo Rossi, the man who plays Juice, loves hearing »
- Dalton Ross
“John Cameron was instrumental in the success of ‘Fargo’ and we look forward to continuing our relationship with him on new projects through Fxp and also on the next installment of ‘Fargo,’” said Grad.
Based on the Coen brothers film, “Fargo” was renewed for a second 10-part installment in July after a successful first run that nabbed 3 Emmys, including outstanding miniseries.
“Fxp is an organization fervently committed to creating exceptional television, and I am thrilled to move forward into the future with them,” said Cameron. “Noah, of course, is a singular storyteller and astonishing talent. »
- Shelli Weinstein
Move aside, Hannah Horvath! Girls’ Adam Driver has a new leading lady — Nashville star Connie Britton. The Friday Night Lights alum is playing Driver’s therapist-turned-girlfriend Tracy Sullivan in the highly-anticipated family drama This Is Where I Leave You. Britton, 47, spoke to Us Weekly at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 7, about her role in the film and playing opposite Driver, 30. “There is something about Adam’s character. He’s a young, sexy bad boy and there is something that’s appealing to a character like her,” [...] »
Adrianne Palicki is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to People. The couple met on the set of the action thriller John Wick, which will be released in October. Palicki is certainly having a busy fall: In addition to her engagement, the actress will be seen on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and returning to NBC's About A Boy. Ironically, Palicki, 31, best known for her long-running role on TV's Friday Night Lights, hinted at whether she had a romantic interest while promoting G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum in 2013. "Oh … I don't know," Palicki said, ducking the question, although »
- Wade Rouse, @waderouse
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