With the success of Stephen King’s IT, The Dark Tower and the rave revues for both Gerald’s Game and Mr Mercedes it seems we are about to enjoy what a lot of people have been waiting a long time for. A good look into the Stephen King universe.
We would like to point out that in this article for Stephen King’s Castle Rock there are mild spoilers which cover the little amount of information we know. No huge plot information but tread carefully if you like your mystery thrillers to remain, well, mysterious.
One new series that holds a lot of promise in exploring and connecting some of King’s most beloved work is Hulu’s Castle Rock. If Hulu’s last Stephen King adaption, 11/22/63, is anything to go by we won’t be disappointed.
The Castle Rock release date hasn’t been nailed down yet, all we know is that it will be sometime in 2018.
The original trailer, which teased us with a number of famous Stephen King characters and locations got fans talking and this latest Castle Rock trailer release is bound to do the same.
It still doesn’t give much away at this stage and executive producer J.J. Abrams had this to say, “Castle Rock is this town that [King] made famous in all these different books; and these two two writers, Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, came up with this incredibly cool, terrifying, weird, funny idea of a series, new story, that takes place in this town and 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.”
Whether we see King like short stories weaved together to create a bigger narrative or we follow particular characters journeys through the murky underworld of the Stephen King universe will, I am sure, be revealed in time.
Looking through the cast which includes Bill Skarsgård (not as Pennywise this time) Sissy Spacek, Terry 0’Quinn, Andre Holland, Scott Glen and more we noticed that the majority are only credited for 4 episodes with the notable exception of Melanie Lynskey who feature in 10.
Another noticeable point when looking at cast members is that there are a number that play Shawshank Correction officers so we could be set for a return to, perhaps the most successful King adaption, Shawshank Prison. The likelihood of any Andy Dufresne references will be slim as it looks like it will be set now but you never know.
We will be keeping a close eye out for any more news regarding the release date for Castle Rock but until then here is the latest teaser trailer that features the line “I have no idea what’s happening here, do you?” which pretty much sums up everyone trying to piece things together for this very exciting new chapter in the world of Stephen King.
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