No one in Castle Rock, Maine, knows what’s going on in their odd little town in Sunday’s first-look teaser for Hulu’s Castle Rock. The upcoming series from J.J. Abrams, which based on an unknown number of Stephen King’s famous stories, is set to premiere on Hulu in 2018. This is the first trailer with any kind of look into the series as a whole, showing off its stacked cast of characters and the haunting visuals so reminiscent of King’s novels and short stories.
The first official teaser for the series from February offered glimpses of aspects of Salem’s Lot, Needful Things, Shawshank State Prison from King’s 1982 novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” Annie Wilkes from Misery, Pennywise from IT, Danny Torrance from The Shining, and countless other characters and storylines. This new trailer takes that a step further.
Casting for the series has also hinted at past King works. André Holland’s (Moonlight, American Horror Story: Roanoke) role as Henry, “a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock, Maine,” hints at The Green Mile; Carrie (1976) actor Sissy Spacek officially joined the cast of Castle Rock back in June; and Bill Skarsgård, who portrayed Pennywise in the most recent adaptation of It, is joining the party as what looks to be an escaped convict (though there’s no confirmation of what his role is).
Needless to say, this most recent Castle Rock trailer is just as fascinatingly disjointed as the rest of the information about the series. Little is known about what to expect of Castle Rock other than that it will be an exploration of the themes and stories in the greater King universe.
Castle Rock is expected to premiere on Hulu sometime in 2018.
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