J.J. Abrams is Bringing Stephen King’s Multiverse to the Small Screen

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are joining forces for a brand new horror anthology series!

The show, entitled Castle Rock  — after the fictional Maine town of the same name found in many of King’s stories — has been picked up for a ten-episode order by Hulu.

Works that feature Castle Rock include Cujo, IT, Needful Things and The Body, among others.

Each season will reportedly “focus on a new batch of characters and situations … while still referencing the events of previous seasons.”

Production is expected to begin shortly.

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.

(via Daily Dead)

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