The year is 2018, and it seems like every other day, we get news of yet another Stephen King adaptation. In an era where films are more ambitious — allowing to tell multi-film stories — and it’s en vogue to tell long-form stories on the small screen, we’ve been seeing quite the resurgence in adaptations from King’s most sprawling tales. Now, Hulu looks to do something wholly unique.
With their new series Castle Rock, they will be taking the mythology of many of King’s stories and bringing them together to create a whole new one. What’s more, the cast seems to consist of many King adaptation alums including Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise the Clown in last year’s IT: Chapter 1 and next year’s IT: Chapter 2.
Below is the official synopsis for the series:
“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.”
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