We could not be more excited about Castle Rock, and the new Super Bowl spot for the upcoming Bad Robot series set in Stephen King’s favourite tortured small town is full of teases and almost devoid of information…To be fair, they just need to keep showing off that cast, having long shots of creepy tunnels and saying things like “Shawshank” and that’ll do us.
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.
The series stars Malenie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, André Holland, Jane Levy, Terry O’Quinn, Bill Skarsgård and Sissy Spacek. It comes from Manhattan duo Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason, and will have 10 episodes.
Castle Rock will air on Hulu in 2018. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.