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Stephen King and JJ Abrams’ Castle Rock TV series get air date…

May 14th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

Hulu have finally announced an air date for the Castle Rock TV series. 

For those who have not been following the little information that has squeaked out of the production, Castle Rock is the town that many of Stephen King’s stories revolve around and the series was created by JJ Abrahams and Sam Shaw and will combine “the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of [Stephen] King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland”  and will premier on the 25th July, 2018.

The latest trailer (first in the montage below) has us really excited for this… even if Stephen King himself has nothing to do with it (here).

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.

We can see from the trailers that the series will a lots of characters from Kings most famous works, personal highlihgts are the mentions of Annie Wilkes, Cujo, The Dark Half and seeing Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgard

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man