For Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ series, Stephen King says that he will not write any of the episodes but trusts J.J. Abrams to pen the adaptation.
“I don’t have any plans to write for it but I’m in contact with (executive producer) J.J. Abrams. We’ve talked about a couple of interesting ideas, and I know at least one of the stories that has a Castle Rock background will figure in the TV series. It’s a little like sending your kids off to college: Here’s what I’ve got for you, I’ve raised you right, hopefully, you’ll go off and you won’t get into trouble. Sometimes they do anyway.” King said to USA Today.
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From this week, filming for ‘Castle Rock’ has officially begun. As a fictional town that runs through many of King’s novels, Castle Rock is iconic to say the least. While it’s somewhat disappointing that King himself will not write any screen material, it would also be interesting to see J.J. Abrams’ interpretation.
Hulu released information regarding their incoming adaptation on their website:“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 canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.”
This television series starring Andre Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Sissy Spacek (Carrie) and Bill Skarsgard (Allegiant, IT) will debut at some point in 2018.
2017 appears to be a tremendously successful but busy year for King in terms of adaptations. With ‘Dark Towers’ currently in theaters, the first part of ‘IT’ coming in September and Mr. Mercedes on air, King still has time to troll on twitter.
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