treaming on the Hulu platform, Castle Rock is based on the writings of Stephen King, is set in the “Stephen King multiverse” and unfolds in a fictional town in Maine. The second season stars Lizzy Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Elsie Fisher, Matthew Alan, and Tim Robbins. A feud between warring clans — the Merrills and the Somali community — comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
The creators of ‘Castle Rock’ had a third season mapped out
Castle Rock was created by Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw, two avid King fans who wanted to create a new fanfiction world with storylines and characters inspired by the author’s works. Season 1 focused on Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) and the emergence of a mysterious man known as The Kid (Bill Skarsgard).
Season 2 told the story of a young Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), a character pulled straight from King’s acclaimed novel, Misery. While each season told its own contained story, they were also connected by a larger story arc. And when talking to Collider in 2019, Thomason revealed he had plans to reveal more of that connection in season 3.
Castle Rock was well-received by fans and critics alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series’ first and second seasons averaged out with an 88 percent rating. But according to Deadline, Hulu canceled the series because Warner Bros TV — one of the streamer’s biggest content suppliers — is now focusing its attention on its own streaming service, HBO Max.