Take a look at the trailer Hulu has dropped for Castle Rock, an upcoming drama-horror-fantasy series that intertwines Stephen King’s characters and themes in the fictional town of Castle Rock.
The 10-episode series follows a number of characters, including Henry Deaver (André Holland), an attorney who hasn’t returned to this town since a deadly incident in the past; Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek), Henry’s adoptive mother, who suffers from dementia; The Kid (Bill Skarsgård), a mysterious, feral inmate; and Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn), the world-weary former sheriff; among others.
Created by Sam Shaw (Manhattan, Masters of Sex) and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan, Lie to Me) and exeuctive produced by J.J. Abrams, Castle Rock certainly has a lot going for it, and it should offer up a number of goodies for King fans. References galore are on offer in the trailer below, from The Shawshank Redemption to Cujo, and yes, even the cast – It‘s Skarsgård and Carrie‘s Spacek. It looks like a solid production with a nice creepy vibe and various dark happenings to uncover; let’s hope this is a winner.
Castle Rock, also starring Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Terry O’Quinn, will premiere on Hulu on July 25.
Official synopsis for Castle Rock:
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.