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J.J. Abrams won't have to travel to any galaxies far, far away for his latest project.

The director behind the new Star Wars movie is teaming up with master of suspense Stephen King for a new TV series about a surprising topic: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Based on King's bestselling 2011 novel, 11/22/63 centers on a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent Kennedy's death. However, his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself ... which doesn't want to change. Hulu ordered the nine-hour event series straight-to-series. Parenthood alum Bridget Carpenter will write the teleplay and executive-produce the project with Abrams, King and Bryan Burk (Lost).

"If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it," King said in a statement. "I'm excited that it's going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team."

Added Abrams: J.J. Abrams said: "I've been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school. The chance to work with him at all, let alone on a story so compelling, emotional and imaginative, is a dream. We are thrilled to be working with Hulu on this very special project."

Will you watch 11/22/63?

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