While the new wave of Stephen King adaptations thankfully shows no sign of slowing, a number of the author’s most celebrated creations will be brought together under one roof in the J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu series Castle Rock. Over the weekend we got our first look at the show with this teaser, which declares: “You have no idea what’s happening here,” and it may be right.
It’s difficult to know what to expect from Castle Rock, which is named after the fictional Maine town that features in a number of King’s stories, including The Dead Zone, Needful Things and Cujo. Bill Skarsgård and Sissy Spacek appear in the teaser, but will they be in any way linked their respective roles from 2017’s It and 1976’s Carrie? Time will tell. Also starring in the series are André Holland, Scott Glenn, Terry O’Quinn, Melanie Lynskey and Jane Levy.
The show comes from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and was developed and written by Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason.
Talking to Jimmy Fallon recently, Abrams described the series as an “…incredibly cool, terrifying, weird, funny idea,” adding, “…all of these characters from Stephen King’s books sort of are peripherally involved. We pitched it to Stephen King. He went nuts for it.”
Castle Rock will premiere in 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)