'Castle Rock' via Hulu
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Hulu’s Castle Rock can be seen on the horizon as the show has received an official release date. The adaptation for the Stephen King anthology series will premiere its first three episodes on the streaming service July 25th of this year. The first season is said to be a total of 10 episodes. That sounds pretty binge-able to me.

To tide us over until then, Hulu has scared up a new trailer online, which is filled with creepy footage, Easter eggs, and ominous narration. Just what the King ordered.

Hulu posted this description with the trailer:

“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.”

The series is being produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad robot with an all-star, ensemble cast that includes Sissy Spacek (Carrie, The Help), Bill Skarsgard (IT, IT: Chapter Two), Andre Holland (Moonlight, Selma), Melanie Lynskey (Up in the Air, The Intervention), Jane Levy (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe), Scott Glenn (Daredevil, The Defenders), and Chosen Jacobs (IT, Hawaii Five-0).

Check out the eerie new trailer, titled “This Place”, below:

Castle Rock is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing new TV series this year. Stephen King adaptations are on a role right now, and Hulu is bringing us one cinematic, rich looking experience full of mystery and foreboding atmosphere. If The Stand and Amazon’s The Dark Tower series look this good, we’re going to have a lot of Stephen King to look forward to on the small screen in the future.

What do you think of Hulu’s new trailer for Castle Rock? Stay tuned for more Stephen King news!