Castle Rock is the town where many of Stephen King's stories take place, making it a fitting centerpiece for Hulu's enigmatic new limited series that premieres this summer and is teased in a new trailer featuring some familiar faces, including Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise from 2017's IT) as an inmate in Shawshank prison.

You can see some of King's written works referenced in mysterious ways in the new trailer for Castle Rock below. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Castle Rock, check here to watch the previous teaser trailer, and read on for additional details on the new series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, which features a cast that includes Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, André Holland, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, and the aforementioned Skarsgård.

From the Press Release: "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.

Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television."

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