JJ Abrams & Stephen King's Castle Rock series gets 10 episode order

Hulu has released a teaser for its latest original show, 'Castle Rock.' The limited series comes from J.J. Abrams & Stephen King.

King is teaming with The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams to produce Castle Rock, a new anthology TV series that will incorporate characters and storylines from King's long career of horror fiction - specifically the stories set in or near the titular fictional town of Castle Rock. "Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller - a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories".

The show, Castle Rock, get its name from the fictional town that first appeared in The Dead Zone, and then resurfaced in many other works such as Cujo, Needful Things, and The Body novella (which was adapted by Rob Reiner as Stand by Me).

"The anthology will weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.

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Production on Castle Rock is scheduled to begin later this year, and it will run exclusively on Hulu here in the States, with Warner Bros.

Stephen King (dad to Molly, aka The Thing of Evil) has two feature films based on his novels set for theatrical release in 2017.

This whole story actually broke by J.J. Abrams himself on Twitter when he posted a picture of a note from his own desk that said, "What is the hoax in the forest?" Worldwide Television Distribution handling distribution global distribution. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros.

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