The first three episodes of Hulu's Castle Rock arrive on July 25th, and lemme tell ya: longtime Stephen King fans are going to be very happy with what JJ Abrams and company have done with the author's unofficial hometown. This is not a review, to be clear (heavens, no; we're still embargoed from providing a review), but you should consider it a very emphatic heads up.
Don't believe me? Watch this newly-released trailer, which dips much farther into Castle Rock's story than any of this show's previous trailers, and tell me you aren't intrigued.
That looks pretty great, right? You are not wrong to feel that way.
Here's an official plot synopsis:
"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."
Look, I'm gonna get out of here before I risk saying anything that might get me in trouble, but my final thought is this: if you're a Stephen King nerd who doesn't already have a Hulu subscription, you should really consider rectifying that situation before July 25th rolls around. Trust me when I say you're gonna want to be in on the conversation surrounding this series.
Stay tuned for much, much more on Castle Rock.