Everyone knows who is the master of horror and mystery all together with a unique psychological approach to his creations. Stephen King, of course! 11.22.63 is one of his new creations published in November of 2011.
Bridget Carpenter, all together with the well-known master of mystery, drama and science fiction, created a series consisting of eight episodes in total. The executive producer of the project is J. J. Abrams together with Stephen King himself, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk. The first season premiere episode was released on the 15th of February 2016.
Plot in Brief & Main Cast
The main character of 11.22.63 is Jake Epping (portrayed by James Franco). He’s a teacher from Maine. Divorced. One day he gets a rare chance to get back in Dallas, Texas of 1960. One of his old loyal friends helps him with it. His name is Al Templeton (portrayed by Chris Cooper). He’s sure that there’s something he must do in order to prevent Kennedy’s murder cause he manages to get back into this very day each time he experiences a time travel. It’s the 22nd of November 1963. Jake gets attached to that life of the past which seriously affects the result of his mission.
This day was shortly called the JFK Assassination day – a day, when John F. Kennedy, the United States President was murdered. It happened in Dallas, Texas. He had been riding in his convertible together with his wife. They were accompanied by John Connally (Texas Governor), his wife, Roy Kellerman (a secret Service Agent) and William Greer (the driver). It was a motorcade of vehicles and this vehicle was its part. They were driving from Dallas airport to the Dallas Trade Mart. There John Kennedy was planning to make a speech for two and a half thousand guests. At half past one p.m., President Kennedy and Governor Connally were shot dead from a long distance. At 12:38 p.m. the President was driven into surgery. Unfortunately, he had no chances to survive and died at one p.m.
11.22.63 got numerous reviews from the critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 79% rating basing on 46 reviews. The show received a certified fresh rating for a perfect gradual reveal of a series of events. Metacritic gives the project 69-point rating basing on 35 reviews. The reviews are generally positive.
The series was several times called moody and supernatural. However, 11.22.63 remains grounded and hearty. It’s a vanity-free performance styled like an Old Hollywood legend. A number of critics called Jake a revelation. He’s a star quality talented actor able to hold this crazy role for so long.
The critics also say that not every director is able to recreate King’s novels for TV screen properly, but this project promoted by Hulu channel is probably a perfect adaptation of the original book making the fans look forward to the second season release date.
Second Season Air Date
We don’t know when Hulu will restart 11.22.63, but the project turned out to be pleasing to the audience. The first season of the series was released on DVD and Blu-ray on the 9th of August 2016. This release went together with a special episode where all of the creators share their thoughts about the production of the series and its possible future. Subscribe to our updates not to miss a new episode of the possible season 2 of 11.22.63 in 2017.