Castle Rock co-creator Dustin Thomason discusses why season 2 is even more ensconced in the world of Stephen King.
Castle Rock season two is now with us and this time the story has more obvious connections to the characters and stories of Stephen King, unlike season one which was more tangentially connected.
With season two putting famous King characters front and center, co-creator Dustin Thomason spoke to ComicBook.com about the thinking behind this move:
“The first season is sort of — it’s almost a little Stephen King adjacent, in that we have [The Dark Half character Alan] Pangborn, and we have Shawshank, and we have Castle Rock. But it’s not like it runs right into the heart of the eye of the stories and of the characters, and obviously this season really does.
“Part of what we were excited to do, honestly, was to have a show that was a big enough tent that one season, you could have something that felt more like a totally original song in the key of Stephen King, brushing up against his elements. Then, sometimes, fill in the margins that felt like an exciting piece of side-story that you never got to see in the book. It really was, from the concept phase, imagined in that way where we would have that leeway. Hopefully part of the exciting thing about each new season, as an anthology, would be that you wouldn’t ever know exactly what to expect, kind of like Stephen’s books.”
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Castle Rock season two is now available on Hulu.