J.J. Abrams Bringing Stephen King’s 11/22/63 to the Small Screen

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J.J. Abrams Bringing Stephen King's 11/22/63 to the Small ScreenWondering what’s been happening with the long talked about adaptation of the Stephen King tale 11/22/63? Well, quite a bit actually. Read on for the latest details on who’s getting behind it and more.

Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is in negotiations for the rights to Stephen King’s bestselling 2011 novel 11/22/63. The transaction is being done through Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is under a deal. The plan is to adapt the book as a TV series or miniseries, likely for cable.

11/22/63 centers on 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 11/22/1963. Bad Robot, which just received an early renewal for NBC’s “Revolution” earlier today, had been looking to expand its TV business to cable. In addition to “Revolution,” the company has CBS drama “Person Of Interest” also renewed for next season.

The deal for 11/22/63 comes on the heels of CBS’ green light for a drama series based on King’s novel “Under The Dome,” which will air this summer.


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