Hulu and J.J. Abrams are developing TV series “Castle Rock,” inspired by the fictional town made famous by the works of Stephen King. Several of King’s stories have either been set in or directly referenced the town, which will be the setting of the series. When can we expect it? Well, filming is beginning real soon!
As reported by Lowell Sun, the 10-episode “Castle Rock” will begin filming this coming August at New England Studios in Devens, Massachusetts. Cameras are expected to roll until next January, and production crews have begun building sets on site. Some filming will also take place in Orange — a small town 45 minutes west of Leominster.
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 first-of-its-kind reimagining explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories and characters.
Andre Holland (Moonlight) will star in the series as Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock, Maine.
Castle Rock first appeared in King’s 1979 novel “The Dead Zone”, and has reappeared as late as his 2013 novel “Doctor Sleep” and 2014 novel “Revival”.
“Cujo”, “The Dark Half” and “Needful Things” were set in Castle Rock, while “Creepshow”, “The Stand”, “Sleepwalkers”, “Gerald’s Game” and even “It” reference the town.
Manhattan creator Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as writers. They executive produce along with Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.