Sept. 22, 2014 | 1:19 p.m.

Stephen King’s JFK time-travel thriller ’11/22/63′ coming to Hulu

Stephen King, left, and J.J. Abrams. (Brownie Harris/CBS; Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)
Stephen King’s time-travel novel “11/22/63″ is being adapted for small screens. A nine-hour event series based on the thriller is coming to Hulu via J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot Productions, Hulu announced Monday. Abrams, the creative mind behind the likes of “Lost” and “Fringe,” is no stranger to bizarre tales of time-travel and parallel realities, and it seems this series will be no exception. In King’s “11/22/63,” published in 2011, high school teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy, only to face obstacles including Lee Harvey Oswald, romance and a past resistant to change. Bridget Carpenter — whose previous credits include “The Red Road,” “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” — will write the teleplay based on the novel and will executive produce along with King, Abrams (“Lost,” “Fringe”) and Bryan […]
March 20, 2014 | 4:41 p.m.

‘Spooked': Paranormal digital series premieres April 16

A possessed sorority girl is one of the challenges that faces the team in "Spooked." (Katrina Marcinowski & Jason Boulanger / Bad Hat Harry/Geek & Sundry)
In “Spooked,” a new digital series arriving next month, ghosts, aliens and other mysterious beings create havoc for the Paranormal Investigation Team, a group of four intrepid researchers exploring haunted locations across the country. A co-production between Bad Hat Harry and Geek & Sundry and executive produced by Bryan Singer and Felicia Day, the new series stars Julian Curtis, Ashley Johnson, Neil Grayston, Derek Mio and Shyloh Oostwald. It will premiere April 16 (10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT) on Hulu, Hulu Plus subscription service and YouTube, and the premiere will arrive as the first of four weekly 22-minute episodes. The first episode will see the team look into a poltergeist’s efforts to undermine his daughter’s marriage and will feature guest stars Dichen Lachman and Alison Haislip. Tom Lenk, Constance Wu, and Nancy Linehan Charles will guest star in later episodes. […]
March 22, 2013 | 1:14 p.m.

‘Star Trek': Watch every episode to celebrate William Shatner’s birth

William Shatner as Captain Kirk, stardate 1960s (Los Angeles Times archives)
Got plans this weekend? You do now. Beginning Friday and running through March 31, the video streaming service Hulu is making every episode of the original “Star Trek” television series and all its offshoots — including “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space 9,” “Voyager” and “Enterprise” — available free for online viewing to celebrate William Shatner’s birthday. The actor who played Captain Kirk in the original series and in several subsequent movies turned 82 Friday. Fans have their work cut out for them: There are 693 episodes in all and just nine days to watch them. TV’s top 50 sci-fi characters: Mr. Spock, Starbuck and…TOBOR? For anyone interested in help navigating the “Star Trek” universe, Hulu has created a mini-playlist of episodes grouped together thematically. Kirk Outsmarts Computers is a six-episode set that shows Shatner’s tough-guy facing off against technology (and […]
Aug. 04, 2011 | 9:11 a.m.

‘Misfits': An imported black comedy in orange jumpsuits

"Misfits" actor Robert Sheehan (Hulu)
The protagonists in “Misfits” don’t fit the costumed crusader mold — most of your traditional superheroes don’t wear orange jumpsuits and their service to the public isn’t court-mandated. The British television series follows a group of young offenders who get caught in a freak electrical storm that gives them superpowers, including invisibility, time manipulation and telepathic eavesdropping. The BAFTA-winning TV series has crossed the pond, too, and American viewers are tuning in via Hulu; “Misfits” tops the online streaming service’s most-watched videos list with each week’s episode. Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark chatted with one of the show’s stars, Robert Sheehan, whose credits include “Season of the Witch” and “Cherrybomb.” NC: Can you tell us a little about your character, Nathan, in “Misfits”? Is he a bit of a smart aleck? RS: He’s smart aleck-y indeed. Quick-witted and quite sartorial. … He’s very […]
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