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The Rabbit Hole
Season One
Episode 1
Airdate February 15, 2016
Written by Bridget Carpenter
(based on the novel by
Stephen King)
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
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The Rabbit Hole is the first episode in the Hulu original series, 11.22.63. It originally aired on February 15, 2016.


Jake Epping is burned out and lost. His ex-wife has moved on, his students are always distracted, and his novel went nowhere. Then one of his dearest friends, Al Templeton, shows him the rabbit hole, a secret time portal that leads back to 1960. Al asks Jake to head back to the past and create a better world by stopping the Kennedy assassination. Jake heads down the rabbit hole to begin his mission, but finds that changing the past is far more dangerous than he ever would have dreamed.


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  • The "Rabbit Hole" refers to the idiom, "go down the rabbit hole". It means to enter into a situation or begin a process or journey that is particularly strange, problematic, difficult, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds. It is an allusion to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.[1]


Filming Locations

  • Scenes set in several 1960 Lisbon locations, including the car dealership, diner and men's clothing store, were shot in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada.[2]

Bloopers and Continuity Errors


  1. "Go down the rabbit hole" at Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. Retrieved on September 17, 2019.
  2. 11.22.63, Trivia on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on September 12, 2019, edited.
James Franco as Jake EppingSarah Gadon as Sadie DunhillCherry Jones as Marguerite OswaldLucy Fry as Marina OswaldGeorge MacKay as Bill TurcotteDaniel Webber as Lee Harvey OswaldT.R. Knight as Johnny ClaytonKevin J. O'Connor as Yellow Card ManJosh Duhamel as Frank DunningChris Cooper as Al Templeton
Guest Starring
Jonny Coyne as George de MohrenschildtLeon Rippy as Harry DunningBrooklyn Sudano as Christy Epping
Co-Starring (select)
Joanna Douglas as Doris DunningPip Dwyer as Jacqueline KennedyJack Fulton as Young Harry DunningMichael Izquierdo as Bobby OswaldShauna MacDonald as Jeanne de MohrenschildtChris Phipps as John F. KennedyAmy Marie Wallace as Vada OswaldHannah Levinson as Ellen DunningCody Gallant as Tugga DunningPaulette Sinclair as Alice NelsonAllie Gallerani as Young Alice Nelson
Series Navigation
"The Rabbit Hole" "The Kill Floor" "Other Voices, Other Rooms" "The Eyes of Texas" "The Truth" "Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald" "Soldier Boy" "The Day in Question"