You may have visited the town of Castle Rock in a Stephen King book or two. Now it’s coming to TV.
J.J. Abrams will executive-produce a new King-inspired original series, Castle Rock, coming soon to Hulu from Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. Abrams announced the series on Friday via a cryptic tweet:
The YouTube link in the tweet led to this (also cryptic) teaser:
In the teaser, famous names and locations from King’s literary works float by, like Danny Torrance (The Shining), Annie Wilkes (Misery) and Shawshank State Prison (The Shawshank Redemption). These names are all connected by red snaking vines, which we see are actually lines on a map of the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock.
King has used Castle Rock as a frequent setting for novels like The Dead Zone and Cujo, and the teaser promises the show comes “from the world of Stephen King.” So will this be an anthology series featuring all of King’s characters in one continuing story? The teaser doesn’t give us much to go on — but if you’re a fan of King’s writing, it’s a good bet you’re excited already.
Castle Rock marks the second recent collaboration for Hulu, Abrams and King: The streaming service was the home of last year’s miniseries 11.22.63, executive-produced by Abrams and based on King’s novel.
Calling all Stephen King fans: Are you excited to spend more time in Castle Rock? (And what the heck is “the Hoax in the Forest”?)