'Justified's' Nick Searcy Joins Stephen King Thriller "11/22/63"

Veteran actor Nick Searcy will follow his six-season run FX's "Justified" with a role in "11/22/63,” the Hulu adaptation of Stephen King’s time-travel thriller.

Produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, the nine-hour miniseries stars James Franco as Jake Epping, a divorced high-school English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that takes him to 1958, where he sets out to prevent the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President Kennedy. However, his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, romance and the past itself.

According to Deadline, Searcy will play Deke Simmons, the principal of a small-town high school in 1960s Texas who's Jake's boss in his cover life. He joins a cast that also includes Chris Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Daniel Webber, Cherry Jones, George MacKay, Lucy Fry, Leon Rippy and T.R. Knight.

Most recently known for his role as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen on "Justified," Searcy has a long list of credits that includes "The Fugitive," "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Moneyball."

”11/22/63” is expected to premiere sometime next year.

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