Castle Rock is the fictional town in Maine where many of Stephen King’s novels take place; it’s also the name of an upcoming Hulu series, produced by King and 21st Century hitmaker J.J. Abrams. Slated to kick off on July 25th, following a sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con, the show stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.
The most recent trailer, below, contains strong echoes of The Shawshank Redemption, Cujo, IT, The Dark Half, and probably others more studied King fans will be able to identify. Give it a look-see below.
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that 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.