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J.J. Abrams, Stephen King To Team Up For Hulu Horror Series Castle Rock

Days after Bad Robot posted a mysterious teaser for the J.J. Abrams and Stephen King team-up Castle Rock, Hulu has released more details on the highly-anticipated project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the psychological thriller, which sources tell THR will be an anthology-type show that will follow different sets of characters from King's novels each season, while still bringing in characters and themes from past seasons. The series will revolve around Castle Rock, the fictional Maine town featured in King stories like The Body, Cujo, IT, and The Dead Zone. The teaser features the names of famous King characters and locations, including the Shawshank State Prison, Annie Wilkes, and Pennywise.

"Castle Rock 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," Hulu says in the official logline for the series. "Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller— a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories."

Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) will write and executive produce. Abrams will also executive produce, as will Bad Robot's Ben Stephenson (Glare) and Liz Glotzer (The Shawshank Redemption). Abrams executive produced Hulu's 11.22.63 adaptation, based on King's novel of the same name, which premiered on the streaming service in February of 2016.

No casting announcements have been made yet, but the show is expected to begin production later this year. Hopefully, the series can fulfill our wish of expanding the Stephen King on screen universe.