Holy Horrors, JJ Abrams and Stephen King fans rejoice – streaming service Hulu has officially put in a 10 episode order for JJ Abrams and Stephen
The not-so-secret Castle Rock is the offspring of a partnership between Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV, who released a teaser last Friday which has gained over a staggering 1 million views since appearing. The series has been developed by Manhattan creator Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason for television and is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Shaw and Thomason also serve as writers on the show as well as executive producers alongside Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.
A vague plot of King’s Castle Rock has been revealed as 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. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King catalogue of works.
For those not too familiar, or who are not diehard King fans, where does the name Castle Rock come from and way is it so important to the story? Castle Rock is a fictional town based in King’s home city of Maine. It is also an important town which has made an appearance in many of the Horror King’s works which include Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, novella The Body and short stories Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption.
Watch the teaser below to find out, or not, what the buzz is about.
Hulu will have the exclusive rights to stream Castle Rock across the US with Worldwide Television Distribution globally, So fear not it will be coming to a device near you at some point.