Stephen King’s novels and movie adaptations have a cult following which very few writers have managed to create. ‘The Shining’, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, and ‘The Green Mile’ are just few stellar examples of his brilliance. ‘It’ was a massive hit when it made its debut which is still breaking all records on the screen and is possibly a major influence for every clown themed horror show or a movie that came after that.
Keeping his brilliance in mind, an upcoming show that’s been made for Hulu is already floating high on the charts. Titled as ‘Castle Rock’, the show has been inspired by his writings and looks to connect the worlds of his works (if you are a fan who has exhausted all the log of the movies and books, this is for you especially), and takes cues from the vast library of his writing. Castle Rock was the hometown of Andy Dufresne from ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and the setting for stories such as ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘Cujo’ and ‘Needful Things’. It’s a horror anthology and the trailer is creeping people already.
The plotting of the story looks similar to ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Fargo’. The show stars BillSkarsgard, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Jane Levy and André Holland.
According to reports, the series “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 series is being worked up David Thompson and Sam Shaw (The Master Of Sex fame). Much of the plot is led into secrecy, but that’s how one would want to savour it. There’s also Sissy Spacek who was seen in “Carrie”. Talking about familiar faces, well there are quite a few. Melanie Lynske is Molly Strand, a real agent with a rare condition, Bill ‘Pennywise’ Skarsgard is there obviously, in a new creepy avatar.
The series is coming from the Warner Bros. studio and is scheduled to release in 2018. It might not be written by King himself, but the interconnected universe morphed with horror awaits everyone for a sheer visual feast.