J.J. Abrams to option Stephen King novel for series development

Another Stephen King novel could be headed for the small screen, courtesy of "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams.

J.J. Abrams

Abrams' production company Bad Robot is in serious talks to adapt one of the horror and suspense author's most recent books in conjunction with Warner Bros Television. Deadline reports that King's 2011 novel "11/22/63" is being looked at for a possible mini-series or regular series, likely for release on a cable network.

The book revolves around an unassuming English teacher who comes across a time portal which sends him back to September 9th, 1958. Transported to another time, the teacher sees it as an opportunity to prevent a major turning point in American history: the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963. Given the five year gap between the time the main character is transported to, it would seem easily adaptable to a regular series, allowing for plenty of set up and complications on the way to the character's ultimate destination.

News of the development interest comes on the heels of Abrams' other series "Revolution" being picked up for a second season at NBC, joining CBS' "Person of Interest" which was also renewed for a third season. If "11/22/63" makes its way to television, it would join King's other novel adaptation "Under The Dome," which premieres this summer on CBS.

- Person of Interest
- Revolution (2012)
- Under the Dome
- J.J. Abrams
- Stephen King

Written by: kyleiam
Apr 27th, 2013, 7:51 am

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