The world’s second biggest geel-out fest, New York Comic Con has debuted J.J. Abrams’ newest TV project – a series based on the workd of horror maestro Stephen King and named after his fictional town – Castle Rock.
The trailer is an atmospheric peek at the spooky goings on in the town, and suggests Andre Holland (Moonlight) as attorney Henry Deaver, is our protagonist. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that I think this show is gonna be a hit.
While I didn’t spot Lost alum Terry O’Quinn, we caught glimpses of Stephen King’s original Carrie – Sissy Spacek as Deaver’s mother and veteran of small and silver screen Scott Glenn (The Right Stuff, Silence of the Lambs & The Leftovers) as retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn – a stalwart of Stephen King’s books.
Here’s the blurb:
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.
Hulu will be rubbing their hands in glee after the recent success of IT and Castle Rock looks just as intriguing.
Castle Rock will bring King’s universe to life on Hulu in 2018.