Did you watch 11.22.63, the time-travel thriller mini-series on Hulu courtesy of Stephen King and J.J. Abrams? Did you like it? Because King seems somewhat amenable to go back to that world and get into either a sequel or a spin-off at the very least.
The iconic horror and fantasy writer hit up the show’s Facebook page for a Q&A at the end of last week and was asked about another go-around right out of the shoot. His response was a little bit vague but certainly laden with a few hints:
“I’d love to revisit Jake and Sadie, and also revisit the rabbit hole that dumps people into the past, but sometimes it’s best not to go back for a second helping. If I were to write a sequel, it would be about Jake trying to stop unscrupulous people from using the rabbit hole to change the past in some terrible way.”
11.22.63 starred James Franco as an English teacher, who discovered a loophole in time that allowed him to head into history in an attempt to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. King described feeling “scared to death” about writing on actual, historical figures, confessing that he felt like he was “actually watching them come to life.”
The mini-series, which also starred Chris Cooper and Cherry Jones, earned itself a solid 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. There certainly appears to be a market for for another go-around. We’ll leave deciding on whether or not it’s more realistic to see Franco as a time traveler or an English teacher up to you.