James Franco defies the odds in Hulu’s compelling ‘11.22.63’
“You’re not supposed to be here.”
Jake Epping hears these words over and over again throughout the nearly 90-minute premiere episode of the new time-travel thriller 11.22.63 — and after a while, it starts to feel like the statement is meant for more than just the hero at the heart of the show.
On several levels, 11.22.63 feels like an unlikely beast. It’s based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, adapted by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company, starring the debatably too-prolific James Franco, and released on … Hulu? It’s an A-list roster of talent and an intriguing choice of venue, but not exactly a selection of ingredients one would expect to see in the same cauldron. Read more…