Stephen King Returns to ‘Shawshank’ in Hulu’s Super Bowl ‘Castle Rock’ Trailer
If you thought the first trailer for Hulu’s J.J. Abrams-produced Castle Rock anthology was an overload of Stephen King references, the latest will really lock you up. Return to Shawshank and meet the all-star cast in a new Super Bowl spot for Castle Rock’s summer premiere.
Hulu released a first-look at the new trailer set to air during Sunday’s game, though the brief spot only promises a summer premiere. In the new footage, André Holland’s Henry Deaver makes a return trip to Shawshank Penitentiary (yes, that Shawshank) to visit It boy Bill Skarsgård in his role as a mysterious inmate, while we also see a whole bunch of crazy masks and our first look at LOST alum Terry O’Quinn.
The cast also includes Leftovers and Daredevil favorite Scott Glenn as Sheriff Alan Pangborn, Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, Bloodline alum Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Moonlight star Holland), and Suburgatory star Jane Levy as Jackie, “the death-obsessed and self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.” Manhattan alum Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason helm the Bad Robot project, which Warner Bros. describes as:
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.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, Castle Rock serves as the fictional Maine town where many of King’s stories have been set, including The Dead Zone, Cujo, The Body and others. References to the town can also be found in Creepshow, Pet Sematary, The Stand, Under the Dome, 11.22.63 and others. Each season is likely to feature different characters and storylines, but connect with certain themes and characters from previous years.
Check out the first Castle Rock teasers again below, and stay tuned.
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