Franco will play high school English teacher Jake Epping, who discovers a way to travel back in time to the 1960s and then decides he's going to try and stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Of course, his plan doesn't go off without a hitch.
Though he has carved out a prolific big-screen career, even earning an Oscar nomination for "127 Hours" in 2010, Franco has continued to return to television. He did a stint playing a character named "Franco" on the daytime soap "General Hospital" from 2009 to 2012 and appeared in two episodes of "The Mindy Project," aside from other TV appearances as himself.
For the Record
Feb. 12, 2:55 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misspelled actress Busy Philipps' last name as Phillips.
No time or date has been yet announced for when the series is expected to appear on Hulu.