NEWS - CASTLE ROCK

Castle rock Filming August To January

Posted: June 15, 2017, 14:16:30

Filming of Castle Rock (will air on Hulu) is expected to begin in August and run until January next year.


New England Studios will only have the look of King's fictional town -- Castle Rock, Maine -- the setting of many of his horror stories.

Production crews have already moved in to produce a 10-episode Hulu series this summer called "Castle Rock." It will be a high-profile "psychological-horror series" from well-known executive producer J.J. Abrams and King, according to Hulu.

The production crews are starting to build sets on site. Filming is expected to begin in August and run until January.

Read more here.

Castle Rock Filming In Massachusetts

Posted: June 13, 2017, 03:06:08

Castle Rock will be filming in Maine.


The wait for Massachusetts has ended with the production of the 10-episode series "Castle Rock," on the 28-acre plot in Devens that houses New England Studios.

Described by Hulu as a "psychological-horror series," from well-known executive producer J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King, Byers points out that when New England Studios officially opened in 2013, this is what creators had in mind.

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André Holland Cast In Castle Rock

Posted: May 11, 2017, 19:19:05

Variety reports that Moonlight star André Holland has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s upcoming original series Castle Rock. Holland will play Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town.


Castle Rock has landed a 10-episode first season order, with Hulu describing the project as an “ongoing series,” meaning it’s not intended to be a 10-episode limited run. Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason are co-writers and executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer also executive producing. Warner Bros. Television is the studio, along with Bad Robot Productions.

Thanks to Maurizio Ragusa

King Talks Trailers and Castle Rock

Posted: May 3, 2017, 23:59:46

King talks The Dark Tower trailer, IT trailer and what would happen to him if he revealed anything about the upcoming Hulu show Castle Rock he's doing with JJ Abrams.


I have some ideas about how it’s going to play out, but I think JJ Abrams would cut my tongue out if I said anything about it.

Read the full interview here.

J.J. Abrams Talks Castle Rock

Posted: March 17, 2017, 23:30:49

J.J. Abrams talks Castle Rock on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.



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Lilja Talks Castle Rock On Swedish Radio

Posted: February 27, 2017, 15:56:34

Listen to Lilja talk about Castle Rock and Shining in the Dark on Swedish Radio!

PP3.

An Update On Castle Rock

Posted: February 21, 2017, 21:46:11

The Hollywood Reporter has an update on Castle Rock for us.


What:

Castle Rock is a 10-episode drama from writers and exec producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan). It's described as an ongoing series, though sources tell THR that it's more of an anthology that will weave together characters and themes from King's novels featuring the mysterious Castle Rock location. Each season, sources say, will follow a different set of characters and storylines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.

Logline:

Here's how Hulu describes the series: "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.

Production team:

Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by King. Shaw and Thomason developed the project for television and executive produce alongside Abrams and Bad Robot Productions' Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Cast:

No castings have been announced yet.

When:

A premiere date/time period is unclear. Production will begin this year.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

This Is Castle Rock

Posted: February 21, 2017, 14:32:28

How much do you know about King’s fictional town Castle Rock? Well, I did some research and found this that might be good to know with the upcoming King/Chizmar collaboration and the Hulu series.

Castle Rock is located 37 miles from Portland and 180 miles from Boston. The town’s population was 1,280 in 1959 and 1,500 in 1991. No more recent number has been found.


King wrote six books that takes place in the town. They are, in publication order: The Dead Zone (1979), Cujo (1981), The Dark Half (1989), Needful Things (1991), Bag of Bones (1998) and Lisey's Story (2006).

King has also written some short stories that takes place in Castle Rock. They are, in publication order: The Body (1982), It Grows On You (1982), Uncle Otto's Truck (1985), The Sun Dog (1990), The Man in the Black Suit (1997) and Premium Harmony (2015)

There has also been a lot of reference to Castle Rock in King’s works throughout the years. Here they are in publication order: Graveyard Shift (1978), One on One (1978), The Stand (1978), Creepshow (1982), Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1982), Pet Sematary (1983), Gramma (1985), Mrs. Todd's Shortcut (1985), Nona (1985), The Mist (1985), It (1986), Gerald's Game (1992), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999), Riding the Bullet (2000), Kingdom Hospital (2004), N. (2008), Under the Dome (2009), A Good Marriage (2010) and Dr. Sleep (2013).

There have also been numerous characters living in Castle Rock during the years and here are some that you should recognize. They may or may not show up in the new work but they will probably be referred to in some way…

George Bannerman
- The Dead Zone
- Cujo
- The Body
- Needuful Things
- The Dark Half

Frank Dodd
- The Dead Zone
- Needufl Things
- Cujo
- Uncle Otto's Truck
- IT

Thad Beaumont
- The Dark Half
- Bag of Bones
- Needful Things

Alan Pangborn
- The Dark Half
- The Sun Dog
- Needful Things
- Bag of Bones
- Gerald's Game

Norris Ridgewick
- The Dark Half
- Needful Things
- Bag of Bones
- Gerald's Game
- Lisey's Story

Andy Clutterbuck
- The Dark Half
- Needufl Things
- Lisey's Story
- It Grown on You
- Drunken Firework

Joe Camber
- Cujo

Donna Trenton
- Cujo
- Needful Things

Tad Trenton
- Cujo
Patricia "Polly" Chalmers
- Needful Things

Reginald "Pop" Merrill
- The Sun Dog
- Needful Things

Nettie Cobb
- Needufl Things

Chris Chambers
- The Body

Teddy Duchamp
- The Body

Vern Tessio
- The Body

Gordon Lachance
- The Body

John "Ace" Merrill
- The Body

Lisey Landon
- Lisey's Story

Scott Landon
- Lisey's Story

King Invites You To Castle Rock

Posted: February 18, 2017, 10:15:07

Sam Shaw & Dusty Thomason Writing Castle Rock

Posted: February 18, 2017, 08:23:46

Deadline reports that Castle Rock is being written by Manhattan creator Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason.

The series will air on Hulu.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King & Abrams Is Going To Castle Rock

Posted: February 18, 2017, 02:45:07

J.J. Abrams will executive-produce a new King-inspired original series, Castle Rock, coming soon to Hulu from Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. Abrams announced the series on Friday via a cryptic tweet:



We also got this teaser...



I don't know about you but I'm excited! Stay tuned for more info.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma