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Get Your First Look at Stephen King, J. J. Abrams Megaseries ‘Castle Rock’!

Hulu has released the first trailer for Castle Rock. The series promises to explore Stephen King’s shared universe, Castle Rock being a ubiquitous setting in the author’s work.


The footage looks gorgeous. From a melting videotape to a ghostly-looking Sissy Spacek (*nudge* Carrie *nudge*), Castle Rock has the same bleak-yet-enamoring aesthetic as Andy Muschietti’s It (2017). Speaking of It, a certain face may look familiar. Bill Skarsgård will be returning to King’s world in this series, but this time, presumably, with less clowning around.


The trailer’s most obvious callout is to The Shawshank Redemption, but Hulu’s previous teaser trailer promises Castle Rock will allude to tons of King’s work like It, Dolores Claiborne, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, and The Shining. Executive produced by J. J. Abrams, this psychological thriller will definitely be packed with content for King fanatics.


If your favorite King stories aren’t referenced in the first season, there’s always season two to look forward to, says executive producer and creator Dustin Thomason. Additionally, Skarsgård said that the first season will be self-contained and have a definitive ending, following anthology series like True Detective and Fargo.


And if all of this hasn’t got you hyped, then the cast surely will. André Holland (Moonlight), Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and, of course, King veterans Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård.


Check out the trailer here!



Castle Rock will premiere on Hulu sometime in 2018. Stay tuned for more coverage on this shared universe extravaganza!

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