A new trailer for Hulu's Castle Rock has scared its way online, and it's loaded with references to the works of Stephen King. Not surprising, as the entire show is inspired by the dark corners of King's mind, but it's still cool to watch and test your knowledge of the author's most iconic pieces of literature, like The Shawshank Redemption, Cujo, and It.
Watch the trailer, fittingly set to Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town," below. See how many King easter eggs you can spot!
The "Official Trailer" finally gives us some semblance of a plot for the J.J. Abrams-produced show. Bill Skarsgård's character, simply called "The Kid," mysteriously shows up at Shawshank, and no one knows how he got there. Skarsgård is as creepy as ever; yet another unsurprising turn of events given his unsettling take on Pennywise in last year's adaptation of It.
Anyway, after The Kid is found, death row attorney Henry Deaver (André Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock when he receives a call from the jail. Who called him he has no idea, but we suspect that's part of the show's overarching mystery to be solved. Deaver has a few exchanges with an aged Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn), the town's sheriff in King books like The Dark Half and Needful Things.
In true King fashion, the town of Castle Rock "is stained with sin." The facade of normalcy begins to break down and the darkness underneath begins to show its true colors, or lack thereof. People will die, supernatural occurrences are inevitable, and a person or two will probably go insane. It's just another beautiful day in Stephen King-ville.
The first episode of Castle Rock will premiere on Hulu July 25.