There are literally dozens of horror-themed TV shows currently airing or in the works, proving my assertion that we’re living in a new golden age of horror. Of course, news of a Hulu series helmed by J.J. Abrams and based on the stories of Stephen King pretty much made us forget everything else! Castle Rock, named after a fictional Maine town featured in many King stories, was first announced in February.
Abrams appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon a couple nights back and, of course, Castle Rock was a hot topic—one the creator of Bad Robot Productions seemed all too happy to dish about:
Castle Rock is this town that [King] made famous in all these different books; and these two two writers, Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, came up with this incredibly cool, terrifying, weird, funny idea of a series, new story, that takes place in this town. And all of these characters from Stephen King’s books sort of are peripherally involved.
We pitched it to Stephen King. He went nuts for it.
You can check out the interview in its entirety in the video below.
King’s stories that take place in Castle Rock include Cujo, The Dark Half, IT, Needful Things, The Body, The Dead Zone, Bag of Bones, and The Shawshank Redemption. We still don’t have any release information, but obviously we’ll be keeping you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!