It was already announced that Hulu had ordered a second season of the J.J. Abrams-produced“Castle Rock“, their series inspired by the Stephen King‘s Universe. We haven’t heard much since the announcement, but Production Weekly is reporting that Season 2 will go into production this coming March in Central Massachusetts. Michael Uppendahl (“Fargo”, “Legion”, “Fear the Walking Dead”, “American Horror Story”) and Dan Attias (Silver Bullet, “The Americans”) are listed as directors, although this has yet to be confirmed.
At this time, we don’t yet know what the Season 2 approach will be, but we have been told that “Castle Rock” is an anthology series, meaning it won’t continue Season 1’s story.
Speaking with co-creator Sam Shaw at Comic-Con, our Rafael Motamayor got details.
“Our plan was always to approach each season as an unwritten Stephen King novel,” said Shaw.
He continued, “He’s a genre unto himself and there are seven or eight well-defined sub-genres. We’ve always loved the stories dealing with crime and punishment, and prisons, and Stephen King sort of grappling with real-world monsters – and what we do with them, and where we put them, how we treat them, and whether that makes us monsters. This season is written very much in the shadow of Shawshank and The Green Mile, and stories dealing with incarceration. But then there are great banging monster stories or there are cosmic stories about good and evil.”
“We hope to have the latitude to come back to future seasons and just tell a great monster story set in like 1974 or a different kind of story under the influence of a very different Stephen King novel,” Shaw added.