Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Trailer: There’s ‘Something Wrong’ With Bill Skarsgård (Video)

And you thought Pennywise was creepy

Last Updated: July 10, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

Welcome to Castle Rock, the creepy setting of Stephen King’s latest TV adaptation.

On Tuesday, Hulu dropped the official trailer for “Castle Rock,” its upcoming psychological-horror series from King and J.J. Abrams and starring Bill Skarsgård in a role that might make you forget all about how much he freaked you out as Pennywise in “IT.”

In the 2-minute, 25-second video, we’re introduced to the titular town that has been the setting of so many haunting tales in the King universe and immediately meet Skarsgård’s latest spooky persona: an inmate at Shawshank (Yes, that Shawshank) who just shows up out of the blue. As soon as this guy shows up, a series of chilling events begin to occur, as it’s pointed out to us “there’s something wrong with that kid.”

Along with Skarsgård, the show stars Sissy Spacek, Allison Tolman, Scott Glenn, André Holland, Terry O’Quinn and Jane Levy.

Here’s the official logline for “Castle Rock,” per Hulu: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, “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. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: “Cujo,” “The Dark Half,” “IT” and “Needful Things,” as well as novella “The Body” and numerous short stories such as “Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption” are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. “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.

Watch the trailer above.

“Castle Rock” premieres July 25 on Hulu.