Hulu's upcoming series Castle Rock puts Stephen King's titular town front and center.
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.
And Stand By Me.
And The Body, as King's novella was titled.
The town has also been mentioned in dozens of King works, including It, The Stand, and Under the Dome.
We know we're getting at least one well-known King character: Alan Pangborn from The Dark Half and Needful Things.
The Castle Rock cast also includes Moonlight's André Holland.
And Melanie Lynskey.
Plus a couple faces that should be very familiar to Stephen King fans. Like Bill Skarsgård.
(Yep, that's Pennywise from the recent It movie — with a lot less makeup.)
And Carrie White herself, Sissy Spacek.
And while it's unclear how many familiar faces and characters will pop up, this car from Shawshank Prison is a good reminder that everything is connected.
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