J.J. Abrams/Stephen King’s 11.22.63 coming to Fox UK in April
Based on King’s best-selling 2011 novel, the epic new nine-hour event series 11.22.63 combines the talents of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fringe, Lost… like you don’t know who JJ is at this point!), acclaimed best-selling author Stephen King (The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me) with executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) and Warner Bros Television. Academy Award® winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State Of Play) directs and serves as executive producer for the two-hour series premiere. The series is executive produced by Abrams, King, Carpenter and Bryan Burk (Person of Interest, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Starring an exceptional ensemble cast, 11.22.63 hurtles viewers deep into the unpredictable darkness of the American Dream. Academy Award® nominee 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 (Academy Award® winner 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.
The exceptional ensemble cast also includes 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.
With something for everyone, 11.22.63 is a heroic and emotional thriller built upon a pivotal moment in history. FOX is proud to partner with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to deliver this epic and heart-racing thrill ride, unlike anything else onscreen.
11.22.63 premieres in the UK on Sunday 10th April at 9pm on FOX UK
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