Hulu has renewed its Stephen King multiverse-set anthology drama series “Castle Rock” for a second season.
The first season premiered on July 25th and within its first day of launch, the streamer reports, the show became the most successful first season Hulu Original when “considering consumption and reach”.
Hulu’s senior vice president and head of content Craig Erwich tells Variety when the series returns, it will be with a ‘wholly original’ story in its second season:
“It was a deeply original idea from two of the world’s greatest storytellers, and it was centered around something that’s been beloved and familiar to many of Stephen King’s legion of fans, which is the town of Castle Rock. So expectations were high to begin with, but it exceeded them. The reaction from the variety of audiences has been overwhelming and it seems to be one of the most talked about shows of the summer… By all measures, audience, critical, and social response the show has been one of the breakout hits of the summer in television.”
Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, Jane Levy and Terry O’Quinn star in the series with the first season’s ten episode run to cap off with the finale to air September 12th.