Hulu's 'Castle Rock' Expected to Haunt Comic-Con with Screening, Panel and Off-Site Fan Experience

While psychological-horror drama Castle Rock isn't set to premiere until July 25, Hulu will unravel its mysteries a little early for attendees of this year's San Diego Comic-Con with a screening of the series' premiere episode – and more. Combining a number of Stephen King's works into a shared universe narrative based around the famed (and infamous) fictional town, Castle Rock's 10-episode first season stems from King, J.J. Abrams, Sam Shaw and  Dustin Thomason; and stars Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, Chosen Jacobs, Allison Tolman and Noel Fisher.

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Deadline Hollywood reports (though Hulu has yet to comment) that there will be a screening of first episode 'Severance' as well as a panel with Spacek, Skarsgard, Lynskey and others; though Holland hasn't been confirmed to attend. For now, King and Abrams will not be in attendance – but there is a chance that Abrams may appear via video. Offsite, Hulu is expected to host an immersive fan experience by the Hard Rock Café Hotel.

While a date, time and location have yet to be announced, San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 19-22.

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.

Ep. 101 'Severance' (July 25 – W: Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason / D: Michael Uppendahl)
An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Denver back to his home town of Castle Rock, Maine.

Ep. 102 'Habeas Corpus' (July 25 – W: Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason / D: Michael Uppendahl)
Henry gets a new client at Shawshank Prison.

Ep. 103 'Local Color' (July 25 – W: Gina Welch / D: Dan Attias)
The past catches up with Molly Strand.

Ep. 104 'The Box' (August 1 – W: Scott Brown / D: Michael Uppendahl)
Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock.

Deadline Hollywood

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