From the inclusion of recurring Stephen King character Alan Pangborn to the mystical concept of alternate universes, we’ve collected every easter egg and reference in one handy video detailing how and where Castle Rock fits into the King-iverse
Hulu dropped a bombshell on all of us last week with news that Stephen King and J.J. Abrams would reunite for new anthology series Castle Rock, exploring the shared location of a number of King’s iconic stories. Now, the full announcement reveals new details of the 10-episode series, whose production begins later this year.
Lest you think Stephen King content to limit his TV universe to Hulu’s 11/22/63, the ever-prolific author is about to open a much bigger wormhole on the streaming service. Not only is King re-teaming with Hulu and J.J. Abrams for a new anthology series, but the new Castle Rock will bring together a number of King’s iconic stories with one shared location.
More streaming services than you can shake a virtual stick at have cropped up over the past year, which makes it all the more aggravating when that one movie you want to watch is nowhere to be found. You shell out every month for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Shudder, Filmstruck and a dozen more, and yet once that craving to rewatch The Lion King hits, you’re plum out of luck. What’s the point of having countless hours of programming at your fingertips for your immediate enjoyment if that doesn’t include The Little Mermaid?
For almost a decade, Hulu has been one of the biggest homes for online TV. The day after many shows premiered on television, you could watch them on Hulu. Hulu offered several different subscription models, either with our without commercials, but you could also watch a lot of their programming for free. But that is about to change.
The war between cord-cutters and cable seems only to be widening, as networks ponder their own streaming services to thwart increasing competition like Netflix and Hulu. Cable may finally have struck back, as Time Warner considers purchasing enough stake to end Hulu’s access to current TV seasons.