From Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, Castle Rock is a new psychological-horror series set in the King multiverse. This first series, which first premiered on Hulu, is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best loved works, while weaving an epic saga of darkness and light that’s played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Castle Rock has been picked up for a second season on Hulu and is available to pre-order now for release on 2nd September.
The first season of Castle Rock follows Henry Deaver (André Holland), a Death Row attorney who returns to Castle Rock, Maine, his hometown, after he receives an anonymous phone call from the infamous Shawshank State Penitentiary. The call is about a nameless young man (Bill Skarsgård) who is found locked in an underground cage that’s located in a long-abandoned cell block beneath the prison. Upon his discovery, the mysterious young man, with a sinister and unnerving presence, whispers Henry’s name. Curious about how and why someone left this boy imprisoned, Henry is drawn into the case and attempts to help him. But there are reasons why “The Kid” was imprisoned. And reasons why he should never be set free.
Permeated with a sense of foreboding and dread, the haunting small town of Castle Rock is not willing to let Henry leave. Aside from now having to deal with the strange young man found in the prison, Henry is faced with the fact that his adoptive mother (Sissy Spacek), who lives in Castle Rock with retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn), is struggling with the onset of dementia. Reluctantly, Henry stays to figure out just who “The Kid” is and how he wound up imprisoned under such appalling circumstances.
In addition to Holland, Skarsgård and Spacek, the series also stars Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, Jane Levy as Jackie Torrance and recurring guest star Terry O’Quinn as Shawshank’s Warden Dale Lacey.
10 One-Hour Episodes:
- Habeas Corpus
- Local Colour
- The Box
- The Queen
- Past Perfect
- Henry Deaver
- Blood on the Page (New Featurette)
- A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams (New Featurette)
- Inside the Episode: Severance
- Inside the Episode: Habeas Corpus
- Inside the Episode Local Color
- Inside the Episode: The Box
- Inside the Episode: Harvest
- Inside the Episode: Filter
- Inside the Episode: The Queen
- Inside the Episode: Past Perfect
- Inside the Episode: Henry Dever
- Inside the Episode: Romans
Castle Rock is based on characters and settings created by Stephen King. The series was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason who serve as executive producers along with J.J., King, Ben Stephenson, Mark Lafferty and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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