[opendtv] Hulu Orders J.J. Abrams’ ‘11/22/63’ | Broadcasting & Cable

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: OpenDTV Mail List <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:23:14 -0400

So Bert.

Why is Hulu producing original exclusive content?

I thought they were just a catch-up service?



Hulu Orders J.J. Abrams’ ‘11/22/63’

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to nine-hour event series 11/22/63, 
to be produced by J.J. Abrams. The series is a collaboration between Hulu and 
Warner Bros. Television.

The series, based on a novel by Stephen King, will be the first for Hulu from 
Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Abrams, King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burke 
will executive produce. Carpenter will write the series.

King’s novel tells the story of a high-school English teacher who travels back 
in time in an attempt to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The series order is the first for Hulu since former Warner Horizon executive VP 
Craig Erwich was named head of content in April. Since then, Charlotte Koh 
departed the company as head of originals, and was succeeded by Beatrice 
Springborn. This summer, Hulu renewed two series developed under Koh, East Los 
High and The Awesomes.

“J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are two of the most celebrated storytellers of 
our time, and we are excited to be working with them and Warner Bros. 
Television to bring this unique take on one of the most seminal historic events 
of the twentieth century to Hulu,” Erwich said. “11/22/63 already resonated 
with audiences as a best-selling novel, and we are looking forward to bringing 
the riveting story to the screen.

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