It had already been announced that J.J. Abrams and Hulu would be developing an ongoing series titled ‘Castle Rock‘ based off of many of Stephen King‘s works and now we have even more details about the show! Hulu sent out a press release that confirmed the series but more importantly shared some new information about this ongoing 10-episode show.
We now know that Bad Robot Productions will be working with Warner Brothers Television to bring these books to life and Sam Shaw (‘Manhattan’) and Dustin Thomason (‘The Evidence’) will be working as both writers and Executive Producers.
The press release also featured the following snippet which narrowed down which novels the first few seasons were clearly going to focus on and a bit as to how they will all be connected:
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. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption, are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
I’m hoping that we’ll not just see the stories being retold but see ways to have them intermingled a little more than just being in the same town. A few namedrops and crossovers could make fun and, if done right, really make sense.
Are you looking forward to ‘Castle Rock’? Which of King’s works do you want to see them adapt first to introduce us to the town? Share your thoughts below!
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