The TV series will interweave King's characters in the fictional town of Castle Rock
A new trailer for the Stephen King and J.J. Abrams TV series ‘Castle Rock’ has been released.
- Read more: ‘It’ – The NME Film Review
The HULU series is based on the stories of King, with each episode intertwining the characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
It stars It’s Bill Skarsgård, Moonlight’s André Holland, Two and a Half Men’s Melanie Lynskey and more. The new trailer focuses on Skarsgård’s character, who is mysteriously locked up in Shawshank Penitentiary. His lawyer, played by Holland, is called in to help with the situation but it’s clear something more sinister is lurking.
During his investigation, Holland’s character Henry Deaver will see references to IT, Needful Things, Cujo and more of King’s iconic characters. Watch it below.
The series is set to premiere on July 25th and will feature 10 episodes. HULU released a brief synopsis for the show, which reads: “A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that 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. Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek.”
You can see the titles for the first four episodes below, as well as brief descriptions.
Ep. 101 “Severance”
An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Denver back to his home town of Castle Rock, Maine.
Ep. 102 “Habeas Corpus”
Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.
Ep. 103 “Local Color”
The past catches up with Molly Strand.
Ep. 104 “The Box”
Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock.
Stephen King previously praise last year’s adaptation of ‘It’, admitting that he wasn’t prepared for how good it would turn out to be.
“I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It’s something that’s different, and at the same time, it’s something that audiences are gonna relate to,” King said.