TV: Hulu Announces 11/22/63 Series

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,288
3,985
#4
GNTLGNT, that is a hilarious -- and truthful -- cartoon. But we all should watch the ads, because hey, King is potentially being compensated by them.

Ms. Mod, can you provide some background on why Hulu was settled upon as the venue of distribution? Did other entertainment destinations such as HBO/AMC pass on the project? If the series is a big hit, will it migrate over to a network? Did King option this to the company for a buck, or was it more money this time? How involved is Abrams given his "Star Wars" obligations?

I like the notion that, if the series is successful, the format can be repeated for more seasons. After all, more trips through time could be taken to try to prevent things or whatever...find Jack the Ripper, save Salem from the witch hysteria, etc., using that same portal but with different characters, I would assume.
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
48,051
126,660
Maine
#5
GNTLGNT, that is a hilarious -- and truthful -- cartoon. But we all should watch the ads, because hey, King is potentially being compensated by them.

Ms. Mod, can you provide some background on why Hulu was settled upon as the venue of distribution? Did other entertainment destinations such as HBO/AMC pass on the project? If the series is a big hit, will it migrate over to a network? Did King option this to the company for a buck, or was it more money this time? How involved is Abrams given his "Star Wars" obligations?

I like the notion that, if the series is successful, the format can be repeated for more seasons. After all, more trips through time could be taken to try to prevent things or whatever...find Jack the Ripper, save Salem from the witch hysteria, etc., using that same portal but with different characters, I would assume.
I don't know what distributors were involved in the process as that's something that happened outside of our office. Once the film rights are sold, it's usually up to whomever purchased them to do the negotiations for distributorship.
 

Bev Vincent

Well-Known Member
Apr 11, 2006
4,253
10,898
Texas
www.bevvincent.com
#9

The Nameless

M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless
Jul 10, 2011
2,042
7,959
36
The Darkside of the Moon (England really)
#12
Likes: Neesy

Brooks

Well-Known Member
Nov 4, 2014
99
426
38
#19
I am in the throes of reading it for the first time and can see tremendous potential for multiple TV series so great news as far as I'm concerned
Not sure what you mean by multiple series but my impression is that they will do a 10 part series on this book then that's it. I can't imagine SK would allow them to hire another writer to further time travel stories like Quatum Leap (for you old school out there). I think SK wants complete creative control.
Just my impression.
 
Likes: Neesy
We’ve created a Stephen King Library action for the 
			  Google Assistant and skill for Amazon Alexa. It'll give 
			  you a personalized reading recommendations based on your 
			  answers to a series of questions—so what are you waiting 
			  for? Find out which Stephen King book you should read 
			  next! Castle Rock - Wednesdays on Hulu The second season of Mr. Mercedes premieres at 10pm on August 22nd, only on Audience.