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Hulu Renews ‘Castle Rock’ for Second Season

Good news Stephen King fans…Variety is reporting that Hulu has renewed Castle Rock for a second season. Within its first day of launch, Hulu reported that the show became the most successful first season Hulu Original when considering consumption and reach and  that “Castle Rock” has among the highest completion rates for an original in its first two weeks

Based on the characters and settings from the Stephen King universe, Castle Rock created by Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, and Jane Levy. Stephen King and J.J Abrams are among the executive producers of the series. read more

SDCC: ‘Castle Rock’ Panel

Many of the cast and creators were on hand at Comic-Con to screen the first episode of their new series for Hulu. The new mystery-thriller takes place in the fictional town of Castle Rock which encompasses much of the ‘Stephen King Universe’ and locations and characters within. Heavy on the drama, the new show will appeal to fans of the actors, Stephen King, and J.J. Abrams-style misdirection. 

Two Stephen King’s alums are in the cast, Bill Skarsgard and Sissy Spacek, and were on the panel to discuss their roles and which King books spoke to them the most. Not surprisingly, IT and Carrie got some love from each of them. When asked about playing a woman in horror, Jane Levy noted that the horror-genre celebrates women’s strengths and is not just empowering or exploitive.  read more

New Trailer Drops for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s “Castle Rock”

The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film. read more

‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Revealed at NYCC

Today at NY Comic Con, horror fans were treated to the trailer for the upcoming hulu series Castle Rock.  The series, which is a collaboration between J.J. Abrams and the legendary Stephen King, centers around the small town of Castle Rock and sees many of King’s “universes” crossing over and colliding.

While the trailer is mysterious and intriguing, it does not reveal many plot details.  At today’s NYCC panel, Castle Rock stars Sissy Spacek, Andres Holland, Melanie Lynskey, and hot on the heels from his turn as Pennywise in IT, Bill Skarsgard, kept many of the plot details under wrap.  According to Deadline, it was revealed that each would be playing new characters to the Stephen King world.  Spacek, who starred in King’s iconic film Carrie noted, “I was afraid I might never have the opportunity to do something this twisted again. It’s kind of an homage to Stephen King — and I owe Stephen King a lot.” read more

Terry O’Quinn Cast in Stephen King Series Castle Rock

Veteran actor Terry O’Quinn (The Stepfather, Lost) has been cast in Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series from writer Stephen King and producer J.J. Abrams. The show will be based in the mythical town that was the setting for a good deal of Kings novels (Cujo, The Dead Zone, Needful Things, etc.) and will be based on characters created by the author himself.

According to Deadline, O’Quinn will play Dale Lacy, a pillar of the community in the town of Castle Rock. He joins previously cast André Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard. read more

Bill Skarsgård Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Following His Starring Role in ‘It’ Remake

Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more

Sissy Spacek Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ 41 Years After Starring in ‘Carrie’

Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock! read more

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams to Develop Castle Rock Limited Series for Hulu

It all started with an ominous tweet late last night on J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Twitter account. Abrams used his famous “handwritten note” tweet style to offer up the riddle, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

The Youtube link leads to an official teaser trailer for Stephen King’s and J.J. Abrams’ newest collaboration, Castle Rock, a limited series on Hulu based on the infamous fictional Maine location featured in many of King’s works. King fans will instantly recognize the setting from such favorites as Needful Things, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. Other famous works like Creepshow, Pet Sematary, It, The Stand, and Doctor Sleep also refer to this classic setting. The teaser trailer refers to characters featured in a variety of these works, such as Pennywise the clown and Danny Torrance. You can watch the full trailer below: read more