King Won’t Pen Any “Castle Rock” Episodes

We’re in the midst of a Stephen King craze at the moment between “Mr. Mercedes” on the air, “The Dark Tower” in cinemas,” “IT” opening in a few weeks and more adaptations on the way.

One of the most intriguing of the projects is Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” a TV series that will blend the mythology of all the famed author’s works into an original narrative.

J.J. Abrams is producing the series, and there’s been question as to whether King will contribute a script. He tells USA Today:

“I don’t have any plans to write for it but I’m in contact with (executive producer) J.J. Abrams. We’ve talked about a couple of interesting ideas, and I know at least one of the stories that has a Castle Rock background will figure in the TV series. It’s a little like sending your kids off to college: Here’s what I’ve got for you, I’ve raised you right, hopefully, you’ll go off and you won’t get into trouble. Sometimes they do anyway.”

Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy, Bill Skarsgard, Sissy Spacek, and Frank Ridley star in the series which is expected to debut sometime in 2018.