Hulu will be returning to Castle Rock, with the streaming service announcing on Tuesday that the horror-drama anthology has been renewed for a second season. Spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, the King "shared universe" series based in and around the (in)famous fictional town stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, Noel Fisher, Chosen Jacobs, and Allison Tolman.
Hulu Senior Vice-President/Head of Content Craig Erwich revealed that the second season would have a "wholly original" story, adding that the response to the first season of Castle Rock made the renewal decision easy:
"It was a deeply original idea from two of the world's greatest storytellers, and it was centered around something that's been beloved and familiar to many of Stephen King's legion of fans, which is the town of Castle Rock. So expectations were high to begin with, but it exceeded them. The reaction from the variety of audiences has been overwhelming and it seems to be one of the most talked about shows of the summer."
But we still have some business to take care of this season, so here's a preview of this week's episode 'Filter;' and a look at an official trailer for Castle Rock:
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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.
From J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), best-selling author Stephen King and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, Castle Rock stars André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Bill Skarsgård (IT), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Scott Glenn (The Right Stuff), Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Chosen Jacobs (It).