If you’ve found yourself getting lost in the world of Stephen King in Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock‘ then you won’t have to worry about the series coming to an end. At least, not for at least another year as the streaming service has just picked up a second season of the J.J. Abrams-produced show.
While that is good news for fans, it has always been the plan that the stories told in ‘Castle Rock’ would be completed within a season so how much crossover between the first and second outings into the world based on King’s work is unknown.
Either way, the show is now the most successful launch which Hulu has had. It has the highest view through rates for both its first and second week since launching. It isn’t a surprise to see the news dropping before the first season has come to a close and we only had to wait until halfway through the season for it to be picked up.
There were no details of what we can expect on the number of episodes or returning cast members. It won’t be surprising if this does follow an anthology format for a full refresh of the significant cast with only some background characters remaining.
Previously, showrunner and Executive Producer Dustin Thomason stated that:
“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle, and end. But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that’s the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe or multiverse is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there’ll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way. It’s pretty delicious that Kathy Bates played both Dolores Claiborne and Annie Wilkes when you really think about that question in the movie adaptations. But I think that there’s something for us about being faithful to the way that Steve does it in the books, that almost feels like the anthology format has already been laid out for us.”
With four episodes left, I suspect that we haven’t even scratched the surface as to the twists which the showrunners still plan on throwing at us.
Are you thrilled to know that ‘Castle Rock’ will return to Hulu for a second season? Do you hope any of the characters return or do you want a complete set of fresh faces when the sophomore season airs? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter