Quiet ripples of information about Hulu’s Castle Rock TV series have been floating around since the show’s announcement back in February 2017. Seventeen months later, Hulu has just released a full trailer in anticipation of its July 25 premiere.
So far, we know that the show will star Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgård (Andy Muschietti’s IT), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore), Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Scott Glenn (Sucker Punch), and Chosen Jacobs (another King adaptation alum from Andy Muschietti’s IT).
Hulu’s 10-episode 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’), there should be plenty of Easter eggs to uncover.
The new trailer drops visual hints of familiar references like Juniper Hills Psychiatric Hospital (otherwise known as Juniper Hills Asylum), Pennywise’s colorful balloons, and a newspaper clipping of a vicious rabid dog.
A creeping dance begins as the trailer crawls through the curious imagery of a quiet community, set to the haunting tune of Lonesome Town. The song shifts and crumbles as the sights take a turn for the strange and disturbing.
We’re left with with far more questions than answers, but we are definitely enticed to find out what the heck in going on in the troubled town of Castle Rock.
Check out the trailer below, tune in to watch on July 25, and let us know what you think in the comments!