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The past doesn’t take kindly to time traveling trespassers in Stephen King and J.J. Abrams’ 11.22.63 event series (based on King's 2011 novel). Following its debut on Hulu, the eight-episode series will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this August by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and we have the official release details as well as a look at the cover art:

Press Release: BURBANK, CA (April 26, 2016) – Imagine having the power to change history. Journey with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to the 1960s with the release of 11.22.63 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016. Executive Produced by Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), Stephen King (The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me), Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights. Parenthood), Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) the event series includes all 8 episodes (9 hours) as well as a brand new featurette. 11.22.63 is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for Blu-ray and $29.98 for DVD.

Viewers hurtle deep into the unpredictable darkness of the American dream. James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a high school teacher at a loss with his life, who wants to make a difference and do something meaningful. Encouraged by his ailing friend (Chris Cooper), Jake journeys back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The story transports audiences into the world of 1960s Texas as Jake explores the multiple mysteries surrounding the alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber). But Jake's mission faces threats not only from Oswald, but from Sadie (Sarah Gadon), a beautiful librarian he falls in love with, and from the Past itself... which doesn't want to be changed. And if the Past doesn't want to be changed, it will push back ­– often violently. With something for everyone, this edge-of-your seat mystery offers an epic and emotional thrill ride.

11.22.63 features a star-studded cast including James Franco (127 Hours, Milk), Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold), Cherry Jones (Erin Brockovich), Lucy Fry (Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean), George MacKay (Defiance), Daniel Webber (K9), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Kevin J. O’Connor, with Josh Duhamel (Transformers films) and Chris Cooper (American Beauty). A Hulu Original, the series was produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“We are thrilled to release this historical thriller”, said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “It provides viewers with a great first-hand look into what the 60’s were like.”

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • When the Future Fights Back
    • King, Abrams, Carpenter and star James Franco talk about elements of the production that turned King’s bestselling novel into an event series.

8 EPISODES

  1. The Rabbit Hole /The Rabbit Hole Part 2
  2. The Kill Floor
  3. Other Voices, Other Rooms
  4. The Eyes of Texas
  5. The Truth
  6. Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald
  7. Soldier Boy
  8. The Day in Question

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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