From J.J. Abrams and Stephen King comes Castle Rock, a Hulu exclusive series starring André Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Terry O’Quinn, Melanie Lynskey and more.
No, it’s not the title of one of the many Game of Thrones spinoffs — Castle Rock (not Casterly) is an upcoming American psychological horror web television series taking place in Stephen King’s infamous town of the same name, which is the setting used in a number of his novels and short stories. In this new series, they seem to all be happening at the same time.
Notably, the Hulu exclusive series appears to bring over Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise from the recent It movie adaptation; also featured are characters or events from Stephen King’s works Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, ‘Salem’s Lot, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts in Atlantis, The Shining, The Mangler, Four past Midnight, Different Seasons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier.
Watch the trailer for Castle Rock, which premiered this weekend at New York Comic-Con:
The official synopsis for Castle Rock reads:
“A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT, and Needful Things, as well as novella “The Body” and numerous short stories such as “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.”
The 10-episode first season is written by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who also serve as executive producers with J.J. Abrams. It premieres on Hulu in 2018.