2017 is shaping up to be a good year for fans of Stephen King. The film adaptation of Kings Magnum Opus The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is set for release later this summer. Streaming network Hulu recently announced they would be adapting some of the author’s other works in a new series titled Castle Rock. Though the service is remaining tight lipped on details for the show, new information has emerged for when we can expect the series to begin filming.
A posting on casting site myentertainmentworld.com shows that the recently announced series will begin filming this August. Although the listing doesn’t include a filming location, we hope the series will film in Maine, the state in which the fictional town is situated.
Many of Stephen King’s novels and short stories take place in the fictional town. It will interesting to see just how they adapt his various works and blend them together in the new television series. Considering that shared universes are all the rage these days, a program such as Castle Rock was bound to happen.
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.
Hulu has ordered ten episodes of Castle Rock, with series creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason executive producing alongside J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Fatman on Batman co-host Marc Bernardin will be involved in the anticipated series. This is the second time Hulu has brought the work of Stephen King to television – a James Franco led adaptation of 11.22.63 debuted on the network last year.
The teaser announcing the series can be viewed below.