The First Trailer For Stephen King's Castle Rock Almost Tells Us What It's About

Video: Hulu just released the first trailer for its upcoming series, Castle Rock. The show is an original tale inspired by a blend of works from the mind of Stephen King, and with this trailer, we finally have a better idea of what that means.

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"But wait," you're thinking. "Didn't we see footage from this already?" Yes, you have. Back in October a teaser was released. It was incredibly cryptic, but now the trailer, which is shorter than the teaser for some reason, fills in a few of the holes. Check it out.

OK, really, we don't know much. We know a man (André Holland) comes home to Castle Rock after getting a mysterious call from Shawshank Prison. The newspaper suggests this happens after the events of The Shawshank Redemption. And it seems as though the person who called him is played by Bill Skarsgård. Skarsgård plays Pennywise in the It movies. Which can't be a coincidence, can it?

Especially not when you look at the rest of this cast. Not only is the list impressive, they too share an interesting connection. There's Sissy Spacek, who was in the King film Carrie; Melanie Lynskey, who was in the King miniseries Rose Red; Terry O'Quinn, from Lost, but also the King movie Silver Bullet; and Scott Glenn... who actually hasn't been in a King property before Castle Rock. Holland (best known for Moonlight) hasn't been in a King project either, but it seems he and Glenn are related here. Maybe the fact they haven't been part of King's world before is exactly the point.

And so the mystery box begins.

Castle Rock is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and premieres on Hulu this winter. An Australian broadcaster has not yet been announced.

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