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Stephen King Obsessives, This New Series Is For You

Hulu's Castle Rock takes place in King's most notorious small town.

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Hulu's upcoming series Castle Rock puts Stephen King's titular town front and center.

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The plot of the horror series is still under wraps — and the new teaser trailer doesn't reveal much — but it seems to be an original story that, according to the press release, "combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works."


It is, however, part of the "Stephen King multiverse," and this isn't the first time we've seen the small town of Castle Rock onscreen. It's also where The Dead Zone took place.


We know we're getting at least one well-known King character: Alan Pangborn from The Dark Half and Needful Things.


He'll be played by The Leftovers' Scott Glenn. Michael Rooker played Alan Pangborn in the Dark Half movie, and Ed Harris took on the role in the 1993 Needful Things movie.

Castle Rock will air its 10-episode season on Hulu in 2018.

Louis Peitzman is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Peitzman writes about and reports on theater, film, and television. Contact this reporter at

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