We all know that there’s nothing new under the sun, and in this era of limitless streaming possibilities, reinvention is the name of the game when it comes to creating engaging consumer content. With movies, the classic move is to go for the reboot, but recently the trend in television has been to reinvent the intellectual property all together, using elements from the source material (characters, locales, themes) to create something new, yet familiar to its original fans while (it is hoped) enticing new ones. Enter the Hulu original, Castle Rock. Created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, and executive produced by Mister “Mystery Box” himself, J.J. Abrams (among others), Castle Rock is a fantasy/horror anthology series set in prolific horror writer Stephen King’s fictional town of the same name.
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