Stephen King fans rejoice! The TV show Castle Rock will combine King’s various stories in the same universe. And strong actors will lead the way…
Ever been to Castle Rock? Sure you have. If you know anything by Stephen King, anyway.
Salem’s Lot, Needful Things, Cujo, The Dark Half, Gerald’s Game, Creepshow, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Doctor Sleep, It, Sleepwalkers, The Dead Zone, The Shining.
These are all Stephen King stories with one element in common. They all take place in (or have a connection to) the fictional town Castle Rock in King’s native Maine.
Now Hulu is developing the TV show Castle Rock:
A psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, “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.
Strong forces behind Castle Rock
The first actors have been revealed, and the lead, Henry, will be played by Moonlight actor André Holland. His adoptive mother will be played by Carrie star Sissy Spacek.
Heavenly Creatures‘ Melanie Lynskey will play the female lead opposite André Holland. “Lynskey will play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who’s barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone’s worst nightmare.”
JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV will be developing for Hulu. It’s not the first time they’re cooperating, as they also made the TV series adaption of Stephen King’s 11.22.63.
Watch the teaser for Castle Rock below: