Calling all UK horror fans!
Are you looking for a new series to binge? Did you accidentally finish Stranger Things and The Boys in just 2 days?
Well, I can’t give you a medal but I can give you another fantastic show to watch!
Jump into the mind of Stephen King and journey to Castle Rock. Produced by the legendary author himself and the magnificent J.J. Abrams, Castle Rock is a new psychological-horror series set in Stephen King’s multiverse.
Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of Stephen King’s best loved works, while weaving an epic saga of darkness and light that’s played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
The first season of Castle Rock follows Henry Deaver (André Holland, American Horror Story), a Death Row attorney who returns to Castle Rock, Maine, his hometown, after he receives an anonymous phone call from the infamous Shawshank State Penitentiary. The call is about a nameless young man (Bill Skarsgård, It) who is found locked in an underground cage that’s located in a long-abandoned cell block beneath the prison. Upon his discovery, the mysterious young man, with a sinister and unnerving presence, whispers Henry’s name. Curious about how and why someone left this boy imprisoned, Henry is drawn into the case and attempts to help him. But there are reasons why “The Kid” was imprisoned. And reasons why he should never be set free.
Permeated with a sense of foreboding and dread, the haunting small town of Castle Rock is not willing to let Henry leave. Aside from now having to deal with the strange young man found in the prison, Henry is faced with the fact that his adoptive mother (Sissy Spacek, Carrie), who lives in Castle Rock with retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn (special guest star Scott Glenn), is struggling with the onset of dementia. Reluctantly, Henry stays to figure out just who “The Kid” is and how he wound up imprisoned under such appalling circumstances.
The first season of Castle Rock is coming out on the 2nd of September. The DVD and Blu-ray will include all 10 episodes (1 hour each!) as well as bonus material.
2. Habeas Corpus
3. Local Color
4. The Box
7. The Queen
8. Past Perfect
9. Henry Deaver
Each episode comes with an “Inside the Episode” scoop which gives fans the opportunity to look at how the episode was made. One of the most exciting bonus features is arguably A Clockwork of Horror which investigates the merging of styles of both King and Abrams.
Mark the date in the calendar! You can pre-order Season 1 right here!
Castle Rock has been picked up for a second season on Hulu.
If you have seen all of Castle Rock we’d love to know your favourite episode, so please let us know in the comments. If you’re on Facebook and Twitter, you can join in on the discussion using #CastleRock.