Da King's alternate history/time travel epic is a great pick for a long form adaptation. And I usually love most of whatever Abrams does. Where the hell he's going to find the time to do it, and whether we'll ever see it here in Oz – outside of Foxtel – is another matter.
11/22/63 to use the book's full (and really awful) title is arguably King's best work. The story of Jake Epping, an English teacher, as King once was, who uses a friend's, er, timey-wimey portal to skip back to 1958 and eventually to try and foil the Kennedy assassination, was something of a critical break through – being widely and favorably reviewed as a work of literature as much as genre. Some actual critics of real grown up books pronounced it the best novel of 2011
I enjoyed it so much I'm thinking I might do the audiobook with Thomas once we finish The Stand.
I have grave reservations about the availability of this series when it is finally released. I won't be stealing it, natch, but if Foxtel locks it up I might have to wait until it's released on disc or try to get it from US iTunes or something.
My commitment to paying for content doesn't extend to respecting Darth Rupert's practise of hording and gouging.