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We’ll be heading back to Castle Rock for a second season on Hulu

August 25th, 2018 by Marc Comments

After Castle Rock’s astonishingly good seventh episode, The Queen, we’re really excited to know that Hulu has given the series the go-ahead for a second season.

We speculated a while ago that the show could feature all new characters and stories and even time periods each season, sprawling just as King’s vast world/universe/reality that the series is based on does (here) and it seems that that is exactly what we can expect.

Hulu report that the show has been a massive hit for them.

While no return date or cast has been revealed, one of the producers, Dustin Thomason, has spoken about the plan for the show moving ahead:

“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end.

“But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that’s the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe, or multiverse, is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there will be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way.”

He added: “It’s pretty delicious that Kathy Bates played both Dolores Claiborne and Annie Wilkes, when you really think about that question in the movie adaptations. But I think that there’s something for us about being faithful to the way that Steve does it in the books, that almost feels like the anthology format has already been laid out for us.”

There’s no bigger boots to step into than Stephen King nor a bigger canvass than Castle Rock, but we’ve enjoyed the ride so far and have to admire these guys for even trying to bring King’s universe to life.

Source: THR

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….