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  • TV-MA
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (98,356)

11.22.63 is a Hulu Original time-travel series which premiered on February 15, 2016. The show is adapted from Stephen King's 2011 novel of the same name, and is a thrilling sci-fi drama set in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The series is helmed by executive producer J.J. Abrams and stars James Franco, Sarah Gadon, and George Mackay in lead roles.

The show begins with Jake Epping (James Franco), a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, who is struggling with the aftermath of his divorce and the recent death of his father. One of Jake's closest friends, Al Templeton (Chris Cooper), introduces him to a time portal located at his local diner which leads directly to September 9, 1958. On the other end of the portal, Al has spent several years living in the past to try and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Al fails in his mission and returns to the present, dying soon after from cancer. He convinces Jake to take up his mission to prevent JFK's assassination by going back in time and changing events in the past. Having nothing to lose, Jake accepts the challenge and ventures back to 1958 Maine to embark on one of the most nerve-wracking and complicated missions in history.

Jake begins to adapt to small-town life in Jodie and sets up a cover identity as a high school English teacher. He meets several interesting people, including new love interest Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), a librarian who becomes the perfect partner to Jake for his mission. Jake also befriends Bill Turcotte (George Mackay), a mentally challenged young man who becomes his close confidant and partner in crime.

As Jake spends time in the past, he tries to prevent the historic assassination of JFK by discovering the shooter's identity. The show cleverly shifts from a small-town drama to a high-stakes suspense with history-changing consequences. While Jake's mission begins with good intentions, he soon realizes that every good action has unintended consequences.

The show's writers have done a remarkable job of recreating the past with great accuracy. The art direction, set design, and costumes are all spot on, transporting the audience back in time to the late 1950s and early 1960s. The attention to detail is remarkable and adds a layer of authenticity to the show.

One of the series' best aspects is James Franco's performance, wherein he is both charming and complex as Jake Epping. Franco's performance is nuanced and layered, and he is able to capture Jake's emotions and motivations perfectly. Franco portrays the character as a tough, gritty, and determined guy, who does not back down from a challenge even in the face of dire consequences.

Sarah Gadon is also remarkable as the stern yet alluring Sadie Dunhill. Gadon's performance as the librarian who becomes Jake's love interest is both refreshing and authentic. Gadon brings a sense of authenticity and depth to her character, making the romantic subplot more engaging than it would have been otherwise. Both Franco and Gadon share fantastic chemistry and their relationship forms a major part of the show's narrative.

George Mackay is also exceptional as the trustworthy but spirited Bill Turcotte. Mackay's portrayal of the character is both endearing and tragic, and he manages to create a bond with Jake and the audience alike. The supporting cast, including the likes of Lucy Fry, Leon Rippy, and T.R. Knight, are all fantastic and add depth to the show's narrative.

Overall, 11.22.63 is a gripping and exciting show. It expertly combines the time-travel and suspense genres to create a truly unique television experience. The show expertly uses history to explore themes such as love, loss, and identity. It is a compelling and thought-provoking series that will keep you engaged throughout its eight-episode run.

11.22.63 is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on February 15, 2016.

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When the Future Fights Back
10. When the Future Fights Back
May 6, 2016
A special exploring the "What If" storytelling of Stephen King; adapting the book for mini-series; creating the period props, costumes and sets; and the creative team behind the piece.
The Day in Question
8. The Day in Question
April 4, 2016
The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. If he fails, it could mean death for Jake or others close to him - and if he succeeds, it could create a world in which he loses everything he's ever known. What is the cost of doing the right thing?
Soldier Boy
7. Soldier Boy
March 28, 2016
The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but has Jake changed things enough in the past to alter the course of events? The days are counting down as 11.22.63 draws near.
Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald
6. Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald
March 21, 2016
It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.
The Truth
5. The Truth
March 14, 2016
Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler. When Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice, leaving Bill to his own devices. Lee Harvey Oswald takes steps that will lead him into a date with destiny.
The Eyes of Texas
4. The Eyes of Texas
March 7, 2016
Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald. The conspiracy involving Oswald deepens, while romance blooms for Jake and Sadie. But by becoming involved with an innocent bystander, has Jake placed his new love in danger?
Other Voices, Other Rooms
3. Other Voices, Other Rooms
February 29, 2016
Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest in local drifter Bill Turcote. He gets a teaching job in a small town near Dallas and discovers romantic sparks with school librarian Sadie Dunhill. Jake constructs a double life - spying at night on Lee Harvey Oswald as the potential assassin within Jake builds. Trailing Oswald takes Jake into the dark side of Dallas, where he realizes Oswald may not be the only threat Kennedy will have to face.
The Kill Floor
2. The Kill Floor
February 22, 2016
Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's out-of-control father, Frank. But does Jake have what it takes to kill a man and what are the consequences of violence, even against someone as dangerous as Frank?
The Rabbit Hole
1. The Rabbit Hole
February 15, 2016
An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Where to Watch 11.22.63
11.22.63 is available for streaming on the Hulu Originals website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 11.22.63 on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 15, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (98,356)