The official trailer for Hulu's upcoming thriller Castle Rock closes with that eerie question about the titular town - and judging by the series' haunting promo, we're not sure we want to know what's going on in this fictional ME locale. Packed to the brim with references from author Stephen King's works, it feels like this is more of a fascinating interwoven tapestry of his works rather than a hodgepodge of winks and nods. The fictional ME 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.
Inspired by Stephen King's many published works, Castle Rock stars Bill Skarsgård - best known as Pennywise in the 2017 remake of King's It - as a mysterious man discovered at Shawshank State Prison. 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. Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Mark Lafferty, Ben Stephenson, Liz Glotzer, and King himself.
If you're intrigued, then you're in luck-Castle Rock will kick off on Space and CraveTV on July 25 9ep with a three-episode premiere event, just enough to pull you in but still leave you wanting more.