The world of author Stephen King is coming to Hulu in Castle Rock, a brand new TV series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming anthology series.
The Castle Rock teaser went online Friday and has already been viewed a million times.
In the short video, you’ll get an idea of how the different works and characters created by King are going to be connected on the show. Here’s the official description from Hulu:
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.
Hulu has ordered a 10-episode first season of Castle Rock, with production set to begin this year.
J.J. Abrams wrote this note to tease the series, posted when the teaser video was release. But what IS the hoax in the forest? Only time will tell. Abrams will executive produce in the series.
Castle Rock is written and produced by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. You’ve probably only heard of them if you watched the acclaimed drama series Manhattan, which they worked on together.
The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute it globally.
Castle Rock is, of course, just the latest adaptation of King’s work which has been translated to the big and small screen more than 50 times. Two movies based on King’s books are scheduled to be released in 2017, The Dark Tower and IT.