Castle Rock is an upcoming American psychological horror television series created for Hulu. It is based on the stories of Stephen King, and will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. It is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018.
A teaser trailer was released on the internet on February 17, 2017 with Hulu confirming four days later that it had ordered a 10-episode first season of Castle Rock. It said in a press release that the series "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 teaser trailer mentions titles of and characters from a number of Stephen King novels, including: IT, Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, 'Salem's Lot, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts In Atlantis, The Shining, The Mangler, Four past Midnight, Different Seasons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier.
J.J. Abrams will serve as executive producer of Castle Rock, along with Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason who also serve as writers. Production for the new series began in August 2017, with a release date set for July 25, 2018. The first cast member was revealed on May 11, 2017. André Holland will play the lead role of Henry Deaver, a death row attorney with a complicated history in Castle Rock.
At San Diego Comic Con, staff writer Mark Bernardin revealed that Castle Rock will tell an original story within the Stephen King multiverse and that they have the rights to about a dozen of King's stories allowed them to pick and chose characters and elements to appear in the series.
Production has started in Orange, Massachusetts as of July 2017.
- André Holland as Henry Deaver
- Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand
- Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver
- Jane Levy as Jackie
- Bill Skarsgård as "a young man with an unusual legal problem"
- Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
- Terry O'Quinn as Dale Larcy
- Frank L. Ridley
- Chosen Jacobs as Wendell Deaver
- Allison Tolman
- Stephen King claims he actually doesn't know much about the plot involving Castle Rock. The only things he knows of the show are the plots, characters, and other things the producers have asked permission to use.