11/22/63 series and story
11.22.63 series is an American science thriller limited series based on the book 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and consisting of eight episodes. The series is executive produced by J. J. Abrams, King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk, and premiered on February 15, 2016 on Hulu. The book 11/22/63 by Stephen King, talks about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel’s titular date). The novel was announced on King’s official site on March 2, 2011. A short excerpt was released online on June 1, 2011, and another excerpt was published in the October 28, 2011, issue of Entertainment Weekly.
The novel was published on November 8, 2011 and quickly became a number-one bestseller. It stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for 16 weeks. 11/22/63 won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. The novel required considerable research to accurately portray the late 1950s and early 1960s. King commented on the amount of research it required, saying “I’ve never tried to write anything like this before.
It was really strange at first, like breaking in a new pair of shoes.” The series story transports audiences into the world of 1960s Texas as high school teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) 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 shouldn’t be changed. And if the past doesn’t want to be changed, it will push back, often violently.