The Stephen King and JJ Abrams joint venture known as Castle Rock has slowly creeped it’s way onto viewers must-see list. So much so that the streaming service Hulu has given the anthology series a second season!
The series has broken records for viewership on Hulu. It was only a matter of time before the streaming service announced a follow-up season. Seeing as to how the series is an anthology a lot of the popular characters from this season may not be back for season 2. However, showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason will be back to spearhead the series.
“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end,” Thomason told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that’s the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe or multiverse is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there’ll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way. It’s pretty delicious that Kathy Bates played both Dolores Claiborne and Annie Wilkes when you really think about that question in the movie adaptations. But I think that there’s something for us about being faithful to the way that Steve does it in the books, that almost feels like the anthology format has already been laid out for us.”
Castle Rock takes place in the Stephen King Multiverse located in Maine. Characters from popular series such as Shawshank Redemption, Cujo, Needful Things, The Shining and more populate the small town of Castle Rock.