Castle Rock, the anthology set in Stephen King universe and produced by J.J. Abrams, has received a season two order at Hulu. The streaming service is so pleased with the way the series performed that it decided to confirm the second season even though Castle Rock is only halfway through its season one. The anthology, which premiered in July, has already become the “most successful first-season original regarding consumption” according to Hulu.
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Castle Rock is based on the characters and motives coming from the works of Stephen King and stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek. It remains unknown whether any of the cast members will return in season two. Also, there were no confirmations about a premiere date or episode count. Hulu did, however, confirm that Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who created the series, will return as showrunners and exec producers.
The thing that we should also expect from season two is that it will feature new characters and a new story.
“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end,” – Thomason recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that’s the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe or multiverse is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there’ll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way.”