Hulu, Warner Bros. Television, and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions are teaming up on Castle Rock, a new series set in Stephen King’s universe. The original series, which comes from executive producers/writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, has been given a 10 episode first season order. There’s no word yet on when Castle Rock will premiere, however Hulu reports the original series will begin shooting later this year.
J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer are also on board as executive producers.
Stephen King (dad to Molly, aka The Thing of Evil) has two feature films based on his novels set for theatrical release in 2017. The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, and Jackie Earle Haley will open in theaters on July 28th. It with Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Bill Skarsgard has snagged a September 8th release date.
The Castle Rock Plot: 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 fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock.
Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.