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WATCH: NYCC trailer drops for Stephen King and JJ Abrams’ Castle Rock series

October 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

If there’s one writer whose work deserves to be treated properly on the small screen it’s Stephen King.

The genius of King’s massive body of work is that every book is related to the rest in one way or another. Some in massive ways, others in subtle ways such as a character’s surname or a throwaway reference.

And, with King saying his Dark Tower series may be rebooting on TV, ignoring the recent poorly handled movie (here), another big concept series is coming… Castle Rock.

For those not in the know, many of King’s works revolve around the New England township of Castle Rock, a sort of paranormal hotspot if you will – sort of like the Hellmouth in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

And the new series seems to be setting up this idea, seemingly drawing from characters and events in the King-verse.

We’re so in for this!

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 series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Castle Rock is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Castle Rock is coming to Hulu in 2018.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….