One of our favorite actors, Nick Searcy (“Justified,” “American Gothic”), has just signed on to join Hulu’s “11/22/63” adaptation based on the book by Stephen King, and we have some preliminary info on his role so read on.
The “11/22/63″ mini-series follows James Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He finds his mission threatened by love, the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber), and the past itself, which does not want to be changed.
Per Lilja’s Library, Searcy will play Deke Simmons, the principal of a small-town high school in 1960s Texas who is Jake’s boss in his cover life.
Other cast members include Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, T.R. Knight, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Lucy Fry, Leon Rippy, and Brooklyn Sudano.
The nine-hour miniseries is a collaboration among J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, author Stephen King, executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter, and Warner Bros. Television. Carpenter (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) penned the script and will exec produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk. Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg will co-exec produce, and Athena Wickham will produce. Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) is directing the first two hours. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
A premiere date for “11/22/63″ has not yet been announced so stay tuned!