Hulu just revealed details for upcoming Stephen King horror series 'Castle Rock', and it's EPIC!
The series will be based on the stories of Stephen King and take place in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine.
Streaming giant Hulu has revealed the episodic details for its upcoming psychological horror web television series 'Castle Rock,' which will be based on the stories of acclaimed supernatural fiction author Stephen King and intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock — a significant part of King's fictional Maine topography and a setting for many of his novels, novellas, and short stories since its first appearance in his 1979 novel 'The Dead Zone.'
According to an official description by Hulu, the show is 'an original story that 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,' with details for four of the episodes revealed by the network so far.
The pilot, titled 'Severance,' has been directed by Michael Uppendahl, known for his work on AMC's 'Mad Men,' FX's horror anthology 'American Horror Story,' and Marvel's 'Legion,' and written by Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason.
André Holland (Moonlight, American Horror Story: Roanoke) portrays the protagonist, Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney who hasn't returned to his hometown since the townspeople turned on him after an accident — of which he has no memory — killed his father and left him the sole suspect. Set to premiere on July 25, a one-line explanation for the episode reads, "An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine."
Episode 2, titled 'Habeas Corpus,' and Episode 3, 'Local Color,' will also be premiering on July 25 as well, though it is unclear who will be directing/writing the episodes. A description for the former states that "Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison," with the latter reading: "The past catches up with Molly Strand." Melanie Lynskey (Sweet Home Alabama, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore) has been cast as Strand, the owner of a real-estate business in Castle Rock.
According to plot for episode 4, 'The Box,' "Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock," and will air on the streaming platform on August 1.
Besides Holland and Lynskey, 'Castle Rock' will also feature Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn, the world-weary former sheriff of Castle Rock, now retired, Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver, Henry's adoptive mother, who struggles with dementia, Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy, the warden of Shawshank State Penitentiary, and Jane Levy as Jackie. Chosen Jacobs, Allison Tolman, and Noel Fisher will appear in the recurring roles.
The series will have its world premiere during the show's panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on June 19, with cast members such as Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, and Melanie Lynskey all set to be in attendance.