A small screen collaboration between Stephen King and JJ Abrams would seem to be a surefire commercial hit, even if it is on Hulu. And so we have Castle Rock, an upcoming Hulu original that will seek to give viewers an approximation of a cohesive fictional universe based on King’s most famous works — and a trailer for the series has been released online. As per Hulu’s official description:
“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.”
Sound confusing? You’ll have to wait until July 25th to see the show for yourself on Hulu, but in the meantime you can take a look at the official trailer for the series below.