We’ve known for a while now that Hulu would be airing an original new series based on the collected works of Stephen King, titled Castle Rock, but they’ve mostly (and wisely) kept us in the dark on the details. Hulu has just released a new series teaser trailer, and while it doesn’t shed much light on the plot of the show, it builds a lot of atmosphere with haunting visuals and a tense tone.
The new teaser for Castle Rock – which is produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot – shows us several familiar faces, including Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Melanie Lynskey (XX), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), and – to my surprise – Bill Skarsgård (Andy Muschietti’s IT), though I don’t expect that he’ll be donning the peplum Pennywise doublet and bloomers for this one.
Hulu’s 10-episode anthology series weaves stories from Stephen King’s oft-mentioned fictional locale of Castle Rock, a suspicious little town in Maine. The initial trailer name-dropped titles like It, Needful Things, Salem’s Lot, Shawshank Redemption, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts In Atlantis, The Shining, The Mangler, Four Past Midnight, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier. So if you’re a die-hard Stephen King fan (or, if you will, a ‘Constant Reader’), it seems like there will be something for everyone.
The teaser trailer includes a lot of elements you’d expect to see from an atmospheric thriller. A strange masked man, a semi-buried body, and cautious characters on alert. We’re still not sure what to expect from this one, but you get the definite sense that something is amiss in this sleepy, creepy town.
Castle Rock comes to Hulu in 2018 .You can check out the teaser below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Source: the AV Club