Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel and exec produced by King with JJ Abrams, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk, thriller event series 11.22.63 will bow in select European territories this spring on Fox. Under a pact with Warner Bros International Television Distribution, Fox Networks Group Europe has secured exclusive first-run linear and non-linear rights in 18 European markets including the UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia. 11.22.63 has its premiere on Hulu in the U.S. on February 15.
The nine-part drama stars James Franco as high school English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed. Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, TR Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber also star.
The debut episode runs two hours and is directed by Last King Of Scotland‘s Kevin Macdonald who is also an exec producer on the premiere. In Europe, 11.22.63 will roll out over eight weeks on Fox channels and via associated video on-demand services. Exact dates are to be set. WBITD is distributing globally.
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