Yesterday’s Writers Guild of America Awards sought to honor the scribes of today’s best films and TV shows, and in an omen that bodes well for Stephen King fans, Castle Rock took home the trophy for Best Original Longform Series.
Let the year of Stephen King commence, and we a lot to look forward to. We’re getting Pet Sematary in April, IT: Chapter Two in September, and The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep in November. All of this on top of a second season of Castle Rock on Hulu. We truly are living in a Stephen King Renaissance.
If you’ve yet to experience Castle Rock for yourself, perhaps this big WGA Award win will inspire you to give it a spin; you can catch up anytime on Hulu. Check out Season One’s synopsis and trailer below.
The Stephen King multiverse is the setting for this psychological horror series that takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is a location familiar to fans of King’s work. “Castle Rock” explores themes and worlds that unite King’s canon, including the infamous Shawshank Prison. An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to Castle Rock. He is unsettled by his hometown, but he returns to help a sinister, mostly mute man being kept in a cage underneath Shawshank. Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård, who starred in feature adaptations of King’s “Carrie” and “It,” respectively, are among the show’s stars.