If you know anything of horror and suspense, and let’s face it even if you don’t, you probably know of Stephen King and the brilliant way he can spin a tale to truly terrify, thrill, and engage his audience. The writer has teamed up with the extremely talented J.J. Abrams to collaborate on a new project: Castle Rock.
Constant Readers should recognize Castle Rock as the name of a town that is featured or at least mentioned in most of King’s body of work- it is the setting of some of his most popular stories, including Needful Things and The Dead Zone.
The secret project is set to appear on Hulu, where J.J. Abrams and Stephen King have collaborated before to bring the successful and truly suspenseful 11.22.63. The project was announced via Twitter by Bad Robot, with a note saying What IS the Hoax in the Forest?, along with the name of J.J. Abrams, and a link YouTube, which lead to a teaser trailer for the upcoming secretive project. While it doesn’t show us many details, it does tell us that many different King works will come together in this project, naming such iconic places as Shawshank Redemption‘s Shawshank State Prison and memorable characters like Annie Wilkes. Watch the trailer below:
The font may look oddly familiar to fans of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, and for good reason- the font used in the series was lifted from Stephen King’s works, and Stranger Things itself is heavily influenced by the master of horror himself.
We know from a Deadline report that the project will be written by Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason and will be based on King’s short stories. One can hope that Castle Rock will be a series that interconnects and encompasses a large world of our favorite storylines and characters.
Stephen King is no stranger to connecting his tales, and indeed his magnus opus, The Dark Tower series, encompasses practically his entire body of work in one way or another. The Dark Tower is also an upcoming film of King’s, featuring Idris Elba as the protagonist Roland Deschain.
So, are you excited about the upcoming project? What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments!