Warner Bros. Sets Its Sights on “11.22.63” Home Video Release

Warner Bros. Television's critically acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King's 11.22.63 will hit shelves on August 9.

The eight-part miniseries launched exclusively on Hulu this Presidents' Day and starred James Franco as schoolteacher Jake Epping, who goes back in time to try to prevent the JFK assassination. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights) served as showrunner, condensing King's sprawling book into eight tense episodes. J.J. Abrams and King executive produced the show, alongside Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

This was an intense series that never got too convoluted, with Franco serving as a solid everyman anchor and Daniel Webber turning in a great performance as Lee Harvey Oswald. If you don't have a Hulu subscription, this will be your only other opportunity to catch the show.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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