Hulu Renews Castle Rock for Second Season
The anthology series set in the Stephen King town will return.
By Chris Morse
Less than a month after making its debut, Castle Rock has been picked up by Hulu for a second season. The anthology series based on the stories and characters from Stephen King’s fictional town in Maine came to the streaming platform late last month with its first 3 episodes. Since then, new episodes have been trickling out each week with the season finale scheduled for September 12th. The show has been a hit so far with it becoming the most successful debut season of a Hulu Original to date.
Variety broke the news earlier today with some interesting details, such as the statement from Hulu Senior Vice President and Head of Content Craig Erwich that season 2 will feature a “wholly original” story, which means that next season will not be a direct continuation of the first. Here’s what the executive had to add to that.
It was a deeply original idea from two of the world’s greatest storytellers, and it was centered around something that’s been beloved and familiar to many of Stephen King’s legion of fans, which is the town of Castle Rock. So expectations were high to begin with, but it exceeded them. The reaction from the variety of audiences has been overwhelming and it seems to be one of the most talked about shows of the summer.
With season 1 episodes still being released for another month or so, it will likely be quite a while before the next one is anywhere close to releasing, but viewers who are tuning in can watch knowing that there are more stories to tell once this season wraps up.
Castle Rock is streaming exclusively on Hulu with 5 episodes currently available as of the time of this article’s writing. We will keep you posted here on Dead Entertainment with all of the latest from season 2 as it eventually moves into production.