Before Stephen King's 11/22/63 had been released, Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) had acquired film rights, with plans to write and direct. That project fell through, but J.J. Abrams is looking to develop a TV series based on the novel.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot is currently negotiating for rights to the novel, and plans are still being ironed out. Deadline hears that they are aiming for a cable series, but it hasn't been decided whether the project will be a miniseries or multi-season series. 11/22/63 was released on November 8th, 2011 and is a time travel tale that revolves around the assassination of JFK:

“Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.”