James Franco is set to star in an incredibly stacked series for Hulu produced by J.J. Abrams and adopted from a Stephen King novel. The event series is based on 11/22/63, King's best-selling novel from 2011. It follows Jake Ebbing (Franco), a divorced English teacher who travels back in time to Sept. 9. 1958 on a mission to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. 

King described the book as unlike anything else he'd ever done. The idea, first conceived in 1971, required extensive historical research to execute. King and another researcher dug into historical documents and newspapers to nail the smallest of details, down to the 1958 price of root beer (10 cents). He looked into the various conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy's assassination and determined for himself that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. His effort was rewarded with the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller. 

For now the series will just be one season, but Hulu says it's open to more that'll focus on other historical events. 

[via Deadline]