Stephen King is experiencing a resurgence lately. Many of his works have been translated to the screen in recent months, including It, Gerald’s Game, The Mist, The Dark Tower, and Mr. Mercedes. Now, a Stephen King universe is being built in the form of Castle Rock, an upcoming Hulu series.
Watch the trailer below:
Technically, Castle Rock isn’t based on a King story, but it will reportedly take themes, locations, and even characters from his books and short stories, like It, Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, ‘Salem’s Lot, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts in Atlantis, The Shining, The Mangler, Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier.
Castle Rock follows the story of Henry Deaver, a death row attorney tasked to handle “an unusual case at Shawshank Prison.” The title is the name of a fictional town where many of King’s stories are set.
The series stars actors who have appeared in films and a TV shows based on King books, like Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise from It), Sissy Spacek (Carrie from Carrie), and Melanie Lynskey (Rachel “Sister” Wheaton from Rose Red). They are joined by Andre Holland, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, and Terry O’Quinn.
Castle Rock will premiere sometime in 2018.
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