How Different Is 11.22.63 From Stephen King's Novel? • 11.22.63 on Hulu

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If there’s one thing fans have asked about Hulu’s adaptation of 11.22.63 to the screen, it’s “Is it going to stay true to the novel?” In this behind-the-scenes exclusive, J.J Abrams, Bridget Carpenter, James Franco and Stephen King himself weigh in on the task of turning the printed page into an 8-part event series.

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Hulu Original series 11.22.63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed. Also starring Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber. The eight-part event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award®-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.


Angela C says:

How did I miss miss this? It was different from the book, but I guessed it worked.

Randy McMullen says:

I never thought I’d say this… but, JJ Abrahams RUINED the mini series… this is DEFINITELY NOT the book!

Jarah Lynn says:

The book had Bill Turcotte be older and in Derry Maine (Setting of the novel IT!) but after preventing the deaths of the Dunhill family Bill has a heart attack.
This is when I wish the novel was more like the miniseries. I loved Bill as he was helping Jake with the assassination of JFK, but they had it like that in the miniseries. Sucks.
And I liked Bill way more than Sadie.

DerWaidmann says:

Sarah Gadon is the most beautiful woman on the planet, change my mind.

Dennis Reynolds says:

The book is vastly different I answered the question for you in a few seconds there you go

Fortress Productions says:

The book is set in 1958 not 1960

Paul Tenorio says:

Book was much better than the series. Unsure why the series screenplay was changed – didn't add to the story.

Rondy Fox says:

I didn't even know the show was based on a Stephen King novel. No wonder I like this show lol

MyDalek says:

The book is awesome for what it is, and the series is awesome for what it is. Comparing any series or movie to the book will more than likely disappoint. Take both for what they are and you won’t be disappointed.

yo momma says:

Just saw it. Great work! Hulu, now start negotiating for "The Stand" series

Tim Kramar says:

Here's a crazy question. If Jake ever, ever comes back , won't it erase everything?

Alexander Kim says:

How many Stephen King adaptations has JJ done?

jj samson says:

Says "adaptation" with a picture of Chris Cooper for thumbnail, so good right now.

Juba says:


P 500 says:

Damn Stephen King had a lot of adaptions come out this year lol

Hamza Kuruçay says:

Watched the whole series. After 2 days, bought the book and It's still awesome…

cheese head says:

It is so different, you will hardly recognize the miniseries.

Tim Tam says:

Such a sad ending damnit I wish he took Sadie to the future and they lived happily ever after

Dan T says:

this serious was acted directed just all-around amazing piece of art so much so that I was getting anxiety attacks at some points in the story line must see unbelievable

Scarface Sr says:

I saw the series before i read the book, and the book is so much better

Brianna Lee says:

It seems like for once a Steven King novel will work on a show!

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