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T.R. Knight Joins J.J. Abrams/Stephen King Hulu Series, 11/22/63

T.R. Knight by pr-1520"> Joins J.J. Abrams/Stephen King Hulu Series, 11/22/63

T.R. Knight

Knight will square off with the show’s star, James Franco.

Just because Mad Men's over doesn't mean you can't get a healthy dose of postwar nostalgia. Deadline reports that Grey's Anatomy alumn T.R. Knight has joined the cast of Hulu Original series 11/22/63.

The nine-episode series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King will star James Franco as Jake Epping a mild-mannered divorced English teacher who happens upon a time portal that sends him back to September 9, 1958. Having leapt into the past, Epping goes on a quest to prevent the JFK assassination, which occurred on November 22, 1963.

Knight will play a 1960s Texas salesman by the name of Johnny Clayton. He can't quite divorce his estranged wife Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon), who is falling for Epping. The two will face-off in a battle that could bring some unpleasant truths to life.

The miniseries is based on King's 2011 novel. No premier date has been announced.

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