Back in October, the first teaser for Hulu’s Castle Rock show finally offered some hint as to what it’s place in the “Stephen King universe” would be with a little reference to Shawshank State Prison. For the show’s Super Bowl ad, Hulu hits that note even harder with André Holland’s character not only mentioning the infamous one-time home of convicted murderer Andy Dufresne, but stopping by for a visit—complete with a mega-spooky exterior shot that’s so foggy that it seems like it could be from the Nintendo 64 adaptation of Castle Rock. Beyond that, we get a weird meeting of children in masks, a dog in a bed, and what looks like an It-esque sewer drain. Speaking of It, the new Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgård, also pops up. … [Read more...] about Super Bowl ad for Hulu’s
Hulu announced the mysterious new series Castle Rockback in February, and though we know it concerns a shared universe of Stephen King stories, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we won’t really find out what that means until we get closer to the show actually airing. Either way, we also now know that Terry O’Quinn will be there, joining previously cast people André Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, and Bill Skarsgård. This comes from Deadline, which says that O’Quinn will be playing Dale Lacy, some kind of bigshot in the eponymous New England town who may or may not also be some kind of Stephen King monster, like a killer car, a vampire, or some kind of manipulative ghost. Or maybe he’s just a regular old dude who lives in a spooky town. … [Read more...] about Terry O’Quinn joins Hulu’s Stephen King show
Though we still know next to nothing about Castle Rock, the newest collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, we do know that, whatever it is, it’s good enough for Hulu to commit to a 10-episode first season. The streaming platform made the announcement earlier today in a press release that included the same teaser that made the rounds yesterday. You know the one—it basically lists King’s bibliography before landing on the titular New England town that’s been the setting for several of his works, including Needful Things and Cujo. … [Read more...] about Hulu gives J.J. Abrams’ mysterious
At long last, Hulu has offered up concrete proof of a Stephen King connection in its new J.J. Abrams-produced series Castle Rock, with this New York Comic Con trailer featuring a glimpse of a Shawshank State Prison logo on a car as it sinks into a lake. Up until this point, the people working on the show have promised that it’s in the spirit of King’s stories and that it exists in some kind of Stephen King universe, but that Shawshank nod is the first indication (other than the show’s name) that something happening on Castle Rock is tied to some stories you may have read and some movies you may have seen. Sinking car aside, this trailer also has some spooky imagery, including a funeral procession, some water (or maybe blood?) pouring down some stairs, a creepy person in a creepy room, a dead body, and an appearance from It star Bill Skarsgård—who, just to confuse things further, is not playing Pennywise on this show. … [Read more...] about Hulu gets spooky in the first teaser for Stephen King show
But Apple? They'd make it work. They've got the silver tongue and muscle to get what they want out of content companies (see: the record labels). Jobs not only used to own Pixar in its entirety, he also sold it to Disney to become that company's largest shareholder and an active member on its board of directors. He knows how the industry works. If anyone can get more shows and movies (please, god, more movies) on Hulu, it's Jobs. In Apple's hands, Hulu could become the end all, be all destination for streaming content. Especially since integrating Hulu with the iTunes store would likely create an instant, substantial user base above and beyond those who already subscribe. … [Read more...] about Dear Apple, Can You Just Buy Hulu? Please?
This is obviously a very recent development because, just a few short weeks back, io9 spoke with Luna about the show and he was very excited about it. “I love that we have a whole wonderful, beautiful writer’s room right now, just exploring Robbie’s psychology,” Luna said. “We get to continue to add to the canon, because it seems like everything we do with Robbie is just we’re pushing the canon. He’s existed since 2014. So we’re just adding more and more and more to this great story of Robbie Reyes’ … [Read more...] about Hulu Has Reportedly Killed