(AOTN) It has already been quite a year for Stephen King fans with the theatrical releases of both “The Dark Tower” and “IT” and now we can anticipate the upcoming Hulu limited series “Castle Rock”. “Castle Rock” will be a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, it will combine 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.
Hulu has committed to a 10-episode first season and the project was developed for television by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who serve as executive producers, along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. “Castle Rock” is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and it is sure to be epic.
The casting news alone has us even more excited! Bill Skarsgard (It, Atomic Blonde, Assassination Nation) has been cast as a series regular, playing a young man with an unusual legal problem. He will join Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Terry O’Quinn and Jane Levy who also star in the series.
A teaser trailer for the series was released back in February and it mentioned titles of and characters from a number of Stephen King novels, including: It, Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, ‘Salem’s Lot, , Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts in Atlantis, The Shining, Four past Midnight, Different Seasons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier to only name a few. We can only imagine how all these works will tie into an overall series, but we can’t wait to find out.
“Castle Rock” premieres in 2018 on Hulu.