*This story has been updated*
There’s been a recent update regarding the second collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Stephen King and heir Hulu project Castle Rock! It appears that a press release was issued shortly after the news broke about the upcoming series. Per Collider, Hulu has ordered a 10-episode first season run of the show. Production will also reportedly begin sometime this year. As for more substantial details surrounding Castle Rock, here’s what the press release had to say:
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.
*Our original story is below*
Two titans of storytelling are combining forces for a new series that will debut on Hulu. Over the weekend, we learned that J.J. Abrams is teaming up again with Stephen King for the new, exciting streaming series Castle Rock. Fans of King will probably recognize the fictional town as being it’s own key character and setting for a handful of King’s stories. Not a whole lot is known at this time for the series but that’s not too surprising since Abrams was able to keep this in this pocket for some time. Judging by the short teaser trailer above, you get that the episodes will take place in the town of Castle Rock (obviously) but what’s super intriguing are all of the story threads that are depicted as being woven together in some fashion. Will each episode play along with the others? Will characters intertwine or simply stand on their own? Regardless, you can be sure that Abrams will let out detail “breadcrumbs” when he sees fit – which is totally fine with us.
JJAbrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. Soon. Be afraid.https://t.co/n1MJWSpv8Z
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 18, 2017