J.J. Abrams’ 11.22.63 heads to Australia on Stan

Alex Kidman 20 January 2016 NEWS


Stan has secured the rights to the Stephen King-penned James Franco-starring time travel assassination thriller, which will stream on the same day as its US debut.

Stan’s existing deal with Warner Bros has already seen the service snaffle up older series such as Friends if you’re keen on a little 90’s comedy, but the deal also covers new Warner Bros series, such as 11.22.63.

Based on the Stephen King book of the same name and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, 11.22.63 casts James Franco as Jake Epping, a high school teacher tasked with the job of travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of U.S. president John F.Kennedy.

Alongside Franco, 11.22.63 will star Chris Cooper (American Beauty, The Muppets), Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas), Sarah Gadon (A Royal Night Out, Dracula Untold) and Australian actors Lucy Fry (who will also feature in Stan’s upcoming Wolf Creek mini-series) and Daniel Webber (Home and Away).

Stan's deal doesn't quite allow for direct broadcast at the same time as it goes live on Hulu in the US. Instead, it will air "within hours of its US debut", according to Stan.

11.12.63 is a Hulu exclusive, which means that it won’t show up on Netflix’s Australian or US catalogs any time soon, alongside the other 3,252 exclusive Australian-only titles across Stan, Presto and Netflix Australia, which you can read about here.

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