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Stephen King adaptation 11.22.63 coming to FOX

James Franco leads a star-studded cast in the event series.

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Credit: Warner Bros Television

Event thriller series 11.22.63 is coming to FOX in the UK it has been confirmed.

Executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Bridget Carpenter, 11.22.63 is an adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling 2011 novel of the same name. The 9-hour event series stars James Franco, Chris Cooper, Daniel Webber and Sarah Gadon.

James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Jake Epping, a high school teacher at a loss with his life, who wants to make a difference and do something meaningful. Encouraged by his ailing friend, Al Templeton (Chris Cooper, Adaptation), Jake journeys back in time in an attempt to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The story transports audiences into the world of 1960s Texas as Jake explores the multiple mysteries surrounding the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber, Home and Away). But Jake’s mission faces threats not only from Oswald, but also from Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), a beautiful librarian he falls in love with, and from the Past itself…which doesn’t want to be changed. And if the Past doesn’t want to be changed, it will push back – often violently.

11.22.63 also stars Cherry Jones (24) as Marguerite Oswald, Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy) as Marina Oswald, George MacKay (Defiance) as Bill Turcotte, Leon Rippy (Deadwood) as Harry Dunning, Kevin J. O’Connor (There Will Be Blood) as Yellow Card Man, T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) as Johnny Clayton, Jonny Coyne (Manhattan) as George de Mohrenschildt, Brooklyn Sudano (My Wife and Kids) as Christy Epping and Tonya Pinkins (24) as Mimi Corcoran, with Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Frank Dunning.

FOX Senior VP, Global Acquisitions, Jason Simms, added: “We are delighted to be working with Warner Bros. on 11.22.63. With its epic and suspenseful story complemented by an absolutely incredible array of talent, both behind and in front of the camera, we are confident our audiences will love what promises to be one of 2016’s hottest shows, first on FOX.”

11.22.63 is expected to premiere on FOX in the UK this Spring.

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