Long before Fargo, long before Twin Peaks even, there was Castle Rock – a fictional town in Stephen King‘s native Maine – and now it’s getting a TV series of its own.
The setting of many of King’s most famous novels will be brought to life in Hulu’s new 10-part anthology series Castle Rock, and the first look arrived yesterday (October 8), courtesy of a trailer unveiled at New York Comic Con.
It shows Moonlight‘s André Holland in the lead role as attorney Henry Deaver, as well as Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgård, and Sissy Spacek, who returns to King’s world for the first time since her breakthrough role in 1976’s Carrie. They play Deaver’s death-row inmate client, and his mother Ruth, respectively.
It also features J.J. Abrams‘ name pretty prominently; as we reported in February, the brains behind the current Star Wars trilogy will be producing this series too, just as he did with time travel thriller 11.22.63, another series based on a King novel and starring James Franco
Most importantly, though, are the tiny details noted by eagle-eyed King fans desperate to know more about the series. People on social media have so far spotted blood pouring down the stairs at the start, which, along with the feet in a bath and a freaky looking animal mascot, is reminiscent of The Shining; and then there’s the “Missing Child” poster and the presence of Skarsgård, both of which suggest the events of IT will be covered.
References to other King classics such as Cujo, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption have all been spotted, too. And then there’s that burning VHS tape, the shrink-wrapped coffin, and what looks like an alligator in Maine.
What can it all mean? See if you can spot any other references to King stories:
As for storylines, though, the trailer offers very few clues. It’s fair to say the voiceover is bang on the money when it says, “You have no idea what’s happening here… do you?”
Castle Rock is coming to Hulu in 2018.
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