Great news for fans of the Hulu-based television series Castle Rock. The TV show has been confirmed for a second season. This isn’t a shock after posting the highest view-through rates for any Hulu original, based off its first and second weeks. The news coming a little over halfway through its first season.
Taking fans into the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is set in the fictional Maine city of the same name, like many of his works. The psychological-horror drama features characters from many of his previous fiction. Including Cujo, Needful Things and The Dark Half. There’s no confirmation when the show will return, how many episodes season two will have or which, if any, cast members will return. Dustin Thomason, one of the developers for the show confirmed with THR that each season will be its own self-contained story. This makes it seem very similar to the format of American Horror Story.
There is a possibility for cross-over as well. Thomason also commented how King himself would interconnect his novels through characters and events. This is something that has been laid out for them already and could be utilized going forward.
This first season stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek. What makes it interesting with some of them playing in King films before appearing in this show. J.J. Abrams acts as executive producer, who recently brought the King novel 11.22.63 to life for Hulu. Abrams production company Bad Robot along with Ben Stephenson who is also an executive producer. Thomason as stated was a developer along with Sam Shaw to help bring the King multiverse to life.
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