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Teaser Trailer Heads to Stephen King’s “Castle Rock”

This year has been dominated by Stephen King tales on the big and small screen, and 2018 looks to continue that awesome trend. Originally announced back in February, the J.J. Abrams produced Hulu series “Castle Rock” will dive deep into the Stephen King multiverse, bringing together many of King’s stories for one epic saga.

The series is premiering in 2018, but we’ve got your first look tonight! We still don’t quite know what to expect, but it looks to be a real treat for King fans.

Castle Rock is this town that [King] made famous in all these different books; and these two two writers, Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, came up with this incredibly cool, terrifying, weird, funny idea of a series, new story, that takes place in this town,” Abrams recently told Jimmy Fallon. “And all of these characters from Stephen King’s books sort of are peripherally involved. We pitched it to Stephen King. He went nuts for it.

From Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, “Castle Rock” is named after the fictional town in King’s native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas and short stories. Per the producers, it 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.

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”. The name is taken from the fictional mountain fort of the same name in William Golding’s 1954 novel “Lord of the Flies”. “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.

The cast includes Bill Skarsgård, André Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Terry O’Quinn, Melanie Lynskey and Jane Levy.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed Castle Rock for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.



  • qwef

    The cast is ace and i really like the look of it from the teaser, hopefully they have some good writters for this.

  • Jada Maes

    Seems like Stephen King’s Fargo is the vibe, and I quite love it.

  • Always nice to see Sissy Spacek!
    Anyway i thin i prefer the first trailer. This one got better as it went on but it kind of left me cold.

  • Biscoito18

    I’m looking for another series to follow, since GOT ends in 2018 and I no longer like AHS or TWD. With this incredible cast, I think I found it.

  • Brandon

    Yes and Please

  • Katz4

    Though not depicted in this trailer, (though I think the woods scene at mark :56 is the cemetery) proud to say several scenes from this series are/were shot recently in my town in Massachusetts at the State Hospital building as well as its pauper’s wooded cemetery where indigent resident patients were buried. Very cool.

    • J Jett

      where about in Mass. was it shot. i grew up on the South Shore (near Milton) myself! 🙂

      • Creepshow

        Holy shit! You were originally a New Englander?

        • J Jett

          i was! LOL. i spent my first 20 years of life in New England and oddly enough i always pronounced the letter “r” in words. like instead of “paahk the caah in Haahvad Yaahd”…i’d say “park the car in Harvard Yard”. LOL.

          • Creepshow

            I still reside in the North East. I had cousins in Milton, and their accent was worse than the whole “R” thing. The name Bobby, was mangled into Bowa-by (say it fast). And the name Tommy, was mangled into Towa-my (say it fast). It is for sure, an accent like no other.

      • Katz4

        Tewksbury, northwest of Boston. 🙂

      • Much of it was shot in Orange, Ma where I grew up. They converted the whole town into Castlerock.

  • tbaio

    Awesome cast; I’ll give it that!

  • J Jett

    this looks like it’s going to be awesome! the cast alone makes it a “must watch” show but i’m liking the tone/atmosphere presented in this trailer as well.

  • John Staples ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, one thing is certain..They’re all gonna ”laugh” at you….

    • khail19

      while floating down there at the same time

  • Rohan

    Looks interesting. I’ll definitely be checking it out.

  • isabeats

    I recognized parts of my town, like the old mills and the bridge. I live in Orange, where a lot of it is being filmed. Very cool.

  • Necro

    I’m sold!

  • They filmed the show in the little town I grew up in. Orange, MA

  • Dr.Megan

    Castle Rock was destroyed in Needful Things. That book was even advertised as “The Last Castle Rock Story”. Every Casle Rock appearance since then has been flashbacks only, like in Revival. Bringing Castle Rock back is a mistake in my opinion.

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