WHAT IS GOING ON!!?!??!? As a certified King nerd imagine my mind exploding on Friday when the below teaser trailer was dropped online by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot. Anyone who has listened to me babble about King for years knows I’ve always wished that a cinematic Stephen King universe was a thing but with the rights to his books being spread across multiple big name film studios it was never going to happen. Well maybe I’m wrong. Maybe.
They haven’t come right out and said what this is other than it’s a 10 episode series on Hulu that will cover multiple stories across King’s works. No word on which stories or novels. The fictional town of Castle Rock was first shown to us constant readers in The Dead Zone and would then go on to be the setting for many of King’s biggest stories. The Body (Stand By Me), Cujo, The Dark Half, Needful Things, and multiple short stories take place there. Also such books as Christine, IT, and The Tommyknockers make reference to the town. So it’s connections are vast. Until we know more about what this is going to be all we have is the all too short teaser below. I am beyond excited.