A new teaser trailer for Hulu’s Castle Rock series has arrived. New York Comic Con has become one of the most important conventions for pop culture enthusiasts, bringing exclusives and trailers from various upcoming films and TV series from various genres. Among the many upcoming projects that had their place at this year’s NYCC was Hulu’s Castle Rock.
The psychological horror series, based on the works of horror master Stephen King, brings together various characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock and from King’s mythology as well. During their panel, the producers and part of the cast presented the first teaser trailer, showing some of the characters that we will get to meet when the series premieres.
Executive producers and writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, along with cast members Sissy Spacek, André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, and Bill Skarsgård, were those present at the panel to show the first teaser of the series, set for a 2018 release. Plot details have been kept under wraps and the teaser doesn’t give anything away, but it gives a good example of the tone of the series while also featuring a lot of details related to various Stephen King’s novels, such as the Shawshank State Prison vehicle.
Unlike many other adaptations of King’s work – both for TV and the big screen – Castle Rock is not based on a particular book; instead, the series will combine characters and elements from various King novels with the town of Castle Rock as the main setting. This town is the home of many of King’s stories, such as The Body, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. Among the books used for the series are Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Needful Things, and Dreamcatcher, so fans of Stephen King’s universe will have to keep their eyes open to catch all the details.
As for the cast, most of them have connections to King’s work. Spacek starred in Brian de Palma’s adaptation of Carrie, back in 1976; Melanie Lynskey appeared in the TV miniseries Rose Red; and Bill Skarsgård recently played Pennywise in Andrés Muschietti’s IT.
While other studios and streaming services (such as Netflix with Gerald’s Game) keep adapting King’s books, Castle Rock will be a very special treat for fans by intertwining characters, themes, and backstories. And with a cast that has previously taken part in other stories from King’s universe, Castle Rock will also be a nostalgia trip for hardcore fans and a good introduction for new fans to his ever-expanding world.