Castle Rock is only on episode 6 of its 10 episode season, but the producers of the Stephen King anthology series have gotten some good news.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and others, Castle Rock has been renewed for a second season on HULU. According to the streaming service, the series has been one of the most successful first season launches they’ve had and has one of the highest views of a series on the service.
The series, which is set in the fictional town Castle Rock featured in many of Stephen King’s works, stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard and Jane Levy. While there is no episode count or details on the next season, it is being circulated that the new season will feature a completely different cast and a new story.
“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end,” said Castle Rock showrunner Dustin Thomason “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’ll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way. 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.”
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