Visit the Places that Inspired Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ in This New Documentary


Castle Rock may be the most notorious fictional town created by Stephen King, and it’s also the setting of a new Hulu Original series, premiering July 25.

In this short documentary, we visit the actual places in Maine and explore the actual events which inspired King to write about Castle Rock. Then, we learn how the co-creators of the on-screen version of Castle Rock incorporated the town’s dark history into this original story set inside the Stephen King universe.

The documentary clocks in at over 23 minutes and is as beautifully shot as the series itself. Hulu has had a huge prescene at Comic-Con with their panel that includes many of the key players in the series and also gave fans a first look at the series with a World Premiere screening during the panel.

If this wasn’t enough to grab your attention they also setup a massive off-site activation at Comic-Con that allowed fans to explore the world a bit deeper by staying at the ‘Castle Rock’ bed and breakfast. The activation immersed fans into some key scenes.

Be sure to stick around after the documentary credits to catch a Carrie Easter egg!

Check out the documentary below and watch the series on Hulu July 25th!

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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.