The World Premiere of Stephen King's Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK will Happen at Comic-Con
Stephen King and J.J. Abrams' Hulu series Castle Rock is one of my most anticipated series of the year and now I've learned that the big world premiere is set to take place at San Diego Comic-Con! They will screen the entire first episode of the series and they are also planning a big offscreen presence and immersive experience at the convention as well. Deadline offers the details, saying:
Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over in the U.K., so he won’t be in Ballroom 20, but a Castle Rock panel with stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey and more will be there. Although it is not 100% yet that Andre Holland will be there, that panel is where the special screening is set to take place for fans too. With all that, King himself will not be in the house in any form or fashion as of right now. Yet, there is a chance that SDCC vet Abrams might show his face via video, but that is still under discussion and a matter of scheduling, I hear.
As for the offscreen immersive experience:
Sources say that outside the confines of the San Diego Convention Center, Castle Rock also is setting up quite the large shop. Over near the Hard Rock Café Hotel, the Sam Shaw- and Dustin Thomason-developed project will have a huge immersive “experience” for fans and the curious. While the likes of Amazon and AMC’s The Walking Dead have had similar venues in years past, the streamer aims to make this one of the biggest and baddest, in the best way.
The intention and design will encompass not just Castle Rock itself but swaths of the legacy of the iconic King too.
Castle Rock is a 10-episode psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. It "combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. As a series, Castle Rock aims to explore various themes and worlds, uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories."
The series was written by Manhattan creator Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason. It also has a great cast of actors that includes Scott Glenn (Daredevil), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Bill Skarsgard (IT), and Terry O-Quinn (Lost).
Castle Rock doesn’t premiere on Hulu until July 25. San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 19-22.