Stephen King fans don’t have much longer to wait for the new series from JJ Abrams based on the infamous town of Castle Rock Maine.

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The new trailer for Castle Rock showcases Bill Skarsgard’s (IT) mysterious character. Found in the bowels of Shawshank Prison, the kid (as he’s known) seems to have no memory of who he is and what he did to get put in Shawshank. What’s more disturbing is that Shawshank has no records of him being an inmate.


All of the secrets and darkness below the surface of the town are on display in the trailer that visually hints at other Stephen King works like a newspaper headline about a rabid dog (Cujo) We’ll just have to see what other King works spring up when the series premiers this month on Hulu.

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.

Castle Rock premieres July 25th on Hulu.

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