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Stephen King's Castle Rock series gets tons of new info

As you can imagine, one of the upcoming TV shows I'm most looking forward to checking out is Hulu's CASTLE ROCK. The series is coming our way from J.J. Abrams and will be a fresh new take on the Stephen King multiverse. And today we not only have three new stills from the series, but we have some cool new info as well.

First, It has come to our attention via Lilia's Library that Hulu plans to premiere the series on July 25th with the first three episodes! Even though this bit is still merely rumored at this point, I'm excited as I can only imagine the good times the show has in store for all of us King fanatics. Next, we have what could be called a synopsis for the series via EW. It's not too spoiler(ish) but fair warning for those of you that might want to enter the series with a totally clean slate.

Synopsis via EW:

As a child, Henry (Andre Holland) was involved in an accident that left his father dead and him the sole suspect, but he has no memory of it and eventually fled when townspeople turned against him. Now a death-row attorney with few connections — his clients, see, usually die — Henry only returned home because a mysterious inmate at Shawshank State Penitentiary (Bill Skarsgård), who was discovered in a cage deep beneath the facility, asked for him. Only him. Yet, Henry has never heard of the inmate — and the inmate, nicknamed “The Kid,” has been in solitary confinement so long that he may be insane.

And on top of that synopsis, we have some choice quotes from the creative team behind the scenes of the series, including Andre Holland on his character returning to Castle Rock:

It’s definitely taken a toll on him. He wanted to get as far away from this town as he could. He has a complicated history with it.

Skarsgård says of his character:

He’s a very traumatized creature. He’s very feral. He’s not normal. Everything is off and wounded in some way. A lot of what he’s been through has shaped who he is, and... I can’t say who he is without revealing what he’s been through.

Co-creator Sam Shaw:

When we returned to [Stephen King's] library, a lot of his stories about prison and justice were really compelling to us. They’re the closest things to true-life monster stories that we tell ourselves as a culture. How do we assign blame? How do we reckon with the idea of evil and whether we believe in it?

Co-creator Dustin Thomason adds:

Our intention was always to tell an original story in the tune of Stephen King. The germ of the idea was to think about the kinds of people who have the grit to stick it out in a place that’s been terrorized over and over again. Who stays in a place like that?

CARRIE alumni, Sissy Spacek then spoke a bit about her character who is "Henry’s adoptive mother" and "suffers from dementia and struggles to remember where — and when — she is" saying:

The Stephen King world is a good place to be. This story, really, is an homage to him. I hope we were able to do him proud.

Oh boy, that was a lot of quotes, huh? Anyhow, you can check out the three new stills below, which feature Skarsgard, Holland, Spacek, and Scott Glenn as the famed King sheriff Alan Pangborn (NEEDFUL THINGS, THE DARK HALF). They are all interesting stills in their own rights, but I'm especially digging Skarsgard's shot and Glenn's. Skarsgard's eyes look Pennywise-style crazy and Glenn looks to be up to no good. 

We'll all see what actually goes down - and who Skarsgard is actually playing - once the series begins streaming on Hulu July 25th.

Extra Tidbit: Who do you think Skarsgard is playing?
Source: EW

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