J.J. Abrams and Stephen King invite you to Castle Rock
Horror author Stephen King just tweeted out a mysterious trailer for an upcoming project on Hulu called Castle Rock, but not before J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot gave us one of his infamous teases. They tweeted this:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 18, 2017
Shortly after, King left us this:
JJAbrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. Soon. Be afraid.https://t.co/n1MJWSpv8Z
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 18, 2017
So what do we have here? It appears from the video that Castle Rock is a series based on the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock. King’s fans will recognize it from books and films like Cujo, Needful Things, The Dead Zone and The Body. It’s also referred to in Creepshow, IT and Gerald’s Game, among others. In the teaser, we see nods to Misery, Salem’s Lot, IT and The Shawshank Redemption. Does this mean we’re getting a series set in a shared King universe? It certainly appears that way. The trailer does say, “from the world of Stephen King.”
This could be really interesting, though we have very little information. In fact, the comments have been disabled for the YouTube video. There are a number of character names and quotes from the films in this teaser. Here’s what we do know. According to THR, this will be a Hulu original anthology series that will “weave together characters and themes” from all King’s works that are located in or mention Castle Rock. Each season will follow a group of characters and storylines but will bring in characters and themes from earlier seasons.
Are you excited for this mystery series? Which characters and books/films do you want to go deeper into. Which ones would you like to see cross over into each other’s storylines? Are there any names that you caught in repeated viewings? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @comingsoonnet!