Bestselling author Stephen King has had a blockbuster year of adaptations, and at 70 years old, the Master of Horror isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, a brand-new teaser trailer for Castle Rock, an upcoming Hulu series inspired by King’s work, was released today, and it promises the same creepy chills and terrifying thrills Constant Readers have come to know and love. Check out the Castle Rock trailer below:
The trailer, released at New York Comic Con on Sunday, offers fans a first glimpse at the new project helmed by J.J. Abrams. Details about the project have been kept under wraps since the show was first announced in early 2017, and while the plot is still largely unknown, fans finally have some footage to dissect.
The show will take place in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, a setting familiar to readers, as many of King’s popular novels have also taken place there, including Cujo and The Dead Zone. Other famous King novels like It, The Stand, and Doctor Sleep, among others, also make reference Castle Rock. According to Hulu:
“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.”
Although only about a minute in length, the Castle Rock trailer is littered with references to these novels. For instance, actor Bill Skarsgård, who starred as Pennywise the Clown in the most recent adaptation of It, appears behind bars — sans clown makeup, and Sissy Spacek, who played the titular character in 1976’s Carrie, is also briefly shown in the trailer. Among the other Easter eggs are a fierce, Cujo-esque dog and a car with a “Shawshank Department of Corrections” bumper sticker.
The first season of Castle Rock will have 10 episodes and is set to premiere on Hulu in 2018.
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