hulu Castle Rock: The Extended Stephen Kingniverse - Hulu

LiddyRules

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#1
For years, I was wondering when we'd get to Stephen King reboots. So many movies were made of his books in the 1980s, then they dried up after they all failed, but now they're apparently coming back in force with It, The Dark Tower, and is The Stand still happening?

Hulu - the streaming service no one has because if you wanted to watch TV, you'd get cable - is joining with JJ Abrams and bringing them all together with Castle Rock.


This teaser is pretty much the extent of the information I could find. That, plus this clip from the Needful Things segment

 

Frankie_b

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#2


I wish i could mspaint and make him a castle
 

Neon

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#5
I feel like the connections in Stephen King stuff are all too tenuous to build a shared universe of sorts, and they all revolve around the Dark Tower anyway, and are those movies going to be related to this? Who knows?

I'm still surprised we haven't seen a Talisman movie/show yet since aside from the Dark Tower novels, The Talisman and Black House feature the most connections to other King works as far as I know.

But yeah, not feeling it.
 

crippledalbino

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#6
I feel like the connections in Stephen King stuff are all too tenuous to build a shared universe of sorts, and they all revolve around the Dark Tower anyway, and are those movies going to be related to this? Who knows?

I'm still surprised we haven't seen a Talisman movie/show yet since aside from the Dark Tower novels, The Talisman and Black House feature the most connections to other King works as far as I know.

But yeah, not feeling it.
Me neither, but I think mine mostly comes from the previous disappointment of the Hulu/King pairing for 11/22/63. I just don't have the faith that Hulu is going to make a deep, interesting enough series at this point.
 

Chip Spackler

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#7
I had to drive a lot with zero cell phone reception this weekend so I started listening to 'The Drawing of the Three' again out of boredom.

Some things just don't need film adaptations...
 

BIV

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#8
I feel like the connections in Stephen King stuff are all too tenuous to build a shared universe of sorts, and they all revolve around the Dark Tower anyway, and are those movies going to be related to this? Who knows?

I'm still surprised we haven't seen a Talisman movie/show yet since aside from the Dark Tower novels, The Talisman and Black House feature the most connections to other King works as far as I know.

But yeah, not feeling it.
It would have to be a Twilight Zone type thing. Each episode or couple of episodes it's own story. Or maybe a serial with a new character or characters going from town to town and then getting in these stories.

I mean, his books have always been a shared universe. At the very least Carrie, Firestarter, Tommyknockers, It, The Body and Needful things. I think Christine and Pet Cemetery as well.

Then there is the second group: Gunslinger, Talisman, The Stand and Eye of the Dragon. I think the short story with the dude and eyeballs take place on the same beach that Frannie visits in The Stand.

The biggest issue I see is the timeline. For example, The Body/Stand By Me has Ace as a teenager and he is middle aged in Needful things.
 

Floyd1977

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#9
It would have to be a Twilight Zone type thing. Each episode or couple of episodes it's own story. Or maybe a serial with a new character or characters going from town to town and then getting in these stories.

I mean, his books have always been a shared universe. At the very least Carrie, Firestarter, Tommyknockers, It, The Body and Needful things. I think Christine and Pet Cemetery as well.

Then there is the second group: Gunslinger, Talisman, The Stand and Eye of the Dragon. I think the short story with the dude and eyeballs take place on the same beach that Frannie visits in The Stand.

The biggest issue I see is the timeline. For example, The Body/Stand By Me has Ace as a teenager and he is middle aged in Needful things.
"Misery" also makes reference to "The Shining"
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#16
Anyone check it out yet? First two eps dropped today. Meh. Watched ep 1, not terrible, but slow starting.
 

Bobobie

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#17
What about a series set in Midword before the world moved on and the Crimson King ruled. It would be cool to see places like Lud and the Inner Baronies in their prime. That Portal Way Station could be explained too.
 

Bobobie

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#18
Anyone check it out yet? First two eps dropped today. Meh. Watched ep 1, not terrible, but slow starting.
I'm on the second episode. It's left me wanting more so far. Still have the 3rd one to watch.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#19
What about a series set in Midword before the world moved on and the Crimson King ruled. It would be cool to see places like Lud and the Inner Baronies in their prime. That Portal Way Station could be explained too.
This one I'd LOVE to see. I've always wanted to dig deeper into North Central Positronics, The Sombra Corporation, and the people behind Shardik and the rest of the guardians, the creation of the waystations, etc. I think that could be a fascinating story.
 

Bobobie

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#21
Shit, it got interesting.
I'm guessing the Reverend was slightly Rapey with Molly? Henry is repressing some memory involving his dad and Molly.
The Devil Kid is Erik from Tru blood's brother. He has to duck to get through some doorways. Swedes are pretty fucking tall.
 

Bobobie

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#23
Anyone still watching this? The last episode titled Henry Deaver makes me think this is a lot more in line with the Dark Tower Multiverse than we thought.
Remember Thinnies? Which universe is the real prime one? Biological son Henry Deaver's or adopted son Henry Deaver's.
 

crippledalbino

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#24
Anyone still watching this? The last episode titled Henry Deaver makes me think this is a lot more in line with the Dark Tower Multiverse than we thought.
Remember Thinnies? Which universe is the real prime one? Biological son Henry Deaver's or adopted son Henry Deaver's.
Yeah, I'm watching. I feel pretty strongly that what they're hearing in the woods is
The beams that connect to the Dark Tower.
 

Bobobie

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#25
Yeah, I'm watching. I feel pretty strongly that what they're hearing in the woods is
The beams that connect to the Dark Tower.
Shit that makes a lot of sense or maybe even ...

... background noise from the Breakers efforts spilling over into the other realities, like background noise. Also causing the whole thinny thing in the first place. Also the whole Molly thing makes sense now. She was seeing his dad from the other reality imprisoning him for 30 years, she didn't realize there were two different Rev Deavers.
 
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