10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Hulu's '11/22/63' Adds 'Grey's Anatomy' Alum T.R. Knight
Hulu's Kennedy assassination miniseries continues to add to its impressive cast.
Based on King's best-seller, 11/22/63 is described as a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Daniel Webber), falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.
Emmy nominee and SAG winner Knight (42, The Good Wife) will portray Johnny Clayton, a salesman in 1960s Texas who can't quite break up with his estranged wife, Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), even as she falls in love with Jake. Charismatic but controlling, Johnny confronts Jake in a tense encounter that puts Jake's double life at risk. But there's equal danger in what will happen if Jake and Sadie expose Johnny's own secrets.
Knight joins a cast that also includes Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, George MacKay, Lucy Fry and Leon Rippy. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Red Road) will pen the script and executive produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot's Abrams and Bryan Burk. Bad Robot's Kathy Lingg will co-executive produce, and Athena Wickham will produce. Kevin Macdonald will direct and exec produce the first two hours of the nine-hour event series.
Knight is repped by Gersh and Thruline Entertainment.
A premiere date for 11/22/63 has not yet been announced.