After nearly a year of silence on the development of a new season of Castle Rock, Hulu has announced that the supernatural drama series has been cancelled. Castle Rock debuted on Hulu in 2018 and had two moderately successful seasons. While it has been reported that the decision to end the show had been made last year, many are blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the cancellation.
All networks and streaming services have been stringent in renewing old shows because of limited funds and even limited time. As a result, many shows, some of which were fan-favorites, have been axed by the networks and Castle Rock is another casualty of that.
Castle Rock is set in and around Maine, the state where most of Stephen King’s books are based. Each season revolves around a new story that is a combination of the author’s best-known stories, with many references to the Stephen King multiverse.
The first season tells the story of Henry Deaver (played by André Holland), a death-row attorney, who comes back to his hometown Castle Rock after being requested to represent The Kid (played by the devilishly charming Bill Skarsgard), an inmate of the Shawshank prison. Another important character in the first season was Jackie Torrance (played by Jane Levy), niece of The Shining’s Jack Torrance.
In the second season, Lizzie Caplan joined the cast to play a younger version of the disturbed nurse Annie Wilkes, the protagonist of King’s book Misery. It is a prequel of sorts to the events of Misery and sees Annie in an early stage of her psychopathy.
Tim Robbins, who had a significant role in The Shawshank Redemption, was cast as ‘Pop’ Merill in the second season.
In case you missed it, both seasons of Castle Rock are available to stream on Hulu. Did you watch Castle Rock? Do you think it should have been canceled?
About Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a supernatural horror anthology series based on Stephen King’s stories. It revolves around the mysterious happenings of Castle Rock, the site of almost all Stephen King novels.
Castle Rock premiered on Hulu on July 25th, 2018. It stars André Holland, Bill Skarsgaard, Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek in the first season, and Lizzie Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Tim Robbins in the second season.Originally Written By Epic Dope