If American Horror Story and Lost had a baby, and then that baby had another baby with Stephen King, it would probably look something like Hulu's upcoming TV series Castle Rock. The drama is from executive producer J.J. Abrams and the twisted mind of King, who's been using the fictional town of Castle Rock as a setting for a number of his novels over the years (The Dead Zone, Doctor Sleep, Revival). Although many specifics about the show are still under wraps, we do have a few ideas about where it's headed and who we'll see on screen.
Judging from the new trailer, above, the series will intertwine characters and themes from King's body of work. The exact plot is still just a little murky, but here's what goes down in the new footage: Henry Deaver (Moonlight's André Holland) arrives in the fictional town after getting "a call from Shawshank" prison (the very same from King's The Shawshank Redemption) and is later seen speaking to an inmate there (It's Bill Skarsgard). While investigating whatever it is in the prison that needs his attention — it seems to involve a suicide — Henry bumps into other odd people in the town: Ruth Deaver (clearly related to Henry, played by Sissy Spacek), Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey), Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn), and more.
Obviously the show boasts a rock-solid cast (pun intended), so we're even more excited for it to arrive on Hulu. So far the only premiere date we have for Castle Rock is at some point in Summer 2018. In the meantime, watch both the trailer and the initial teaser.