You gotta respect a TV series that begins with a man casually talking to his wife before going to his last day of work then driving out to a nearby ravine, tying a rope around a tree, and with noose around neck driving his car decapitatingly off the cliff into the lake below. Welcome to retirement. And welcome to ‘Castle Rock‘.
Based off not any one Stephen King novel, but belonging to many of King’s iconic works by incorporating places, people, and events from his infamous, fictional setting of Castle Rock, Maine. This Hulu series has a palpable horror/mystery vibe akin to ‘Twin Peaks’ by way of, well, Stephen King.
And with a cast that includes Andre ‘The Knick’ Broussard, Bill “Pennywise” Skarsgaard, Melanie Lynsky, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, and Terry O’Quinn there’s a solid foundation to build this mythological, buried in unholy secrets community upon. The first three episodes are highly promising. Definitely worth a look.