Streaming service Hulu has announced that it has renewed the Stephen King anthology series Castle Rock for a second season.
Produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and set in the fictional Maine town present in many of King’s works, Castle Rock proved to be Hulu’s most successful first-season launch in terms of consumption and reach, as well as delivering the highest view-through rates for a Hulu Original Series.
The cast of Castle Rock includes Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek, although at this point, it is said to be undetermined as to whether any of those will return for the second season, or if it will feature an entirely new cast.
“Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end,” co-showrunner Dustin Thomason previously told THR. “But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that’s the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe, or multiverse, is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there will be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way.”