Hulu and Warner Bros. Television have announced that Oscar-nominated actor James Franco (Sausage Party) has been set to star in the upcoming Hulu Original series 11/22/63. The series is coming from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, along with acclaimed author Stephen King, executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television.

Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King and published by Scribner, 11/22/63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself...Which doesn't want to be changed.

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James Franco, who is also a producer, will play the lead role of Epping in the nine-hour event series. James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He began his career on Freaks and Geeks and received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the biographical film James Dean.

He has directed, written and produced several features and has been published several times in magazines and through his own books. He is currently teaching college courses at UCLA, USC and CAL ARTS and acting classes at Studio 4, and recently made his Broadway debut in Of Mice & Men to rave reviews. James Franco will next be seen in True Story