Out of nowhere, author Stephen King and director-producer-writer J.J. Abrams dropped the biggest tease of all: Castle Rock is coming to Hulu.
“But what’s Castle Rock?”, I hear you ask. If you’re at all familiar with King’s oeuvre, the small Maine town of Castle Rock is where a fair number of his stories (novels, novellas, short stories) are set – most notably Needful Things, The Dark Half, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. There are still others that are set in Derry and Jerusalem’s Lot … but I bet you could name those. Anyway, little is known about the show so far, but judging from the teaser (with tinges of the titles for Lost and Fringe) and The Hollywood Reporter, the anthology series will tie together short stories set in the eponymous Stephen King universe town. Hell, if it merely catalogs the eerie goings-on in the town in recent (fictional) decades, I’d be over the moon.
Castle Rock is set to drop on Hulu … in the near future. I would hope October, as October makes the most sense for anything horror-tinged from the mind of Stephen King. And according to Deadline, Manhattan writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason are attached as head writers.