Watch the Chilling Trailer For Stephen King's Castle Rock

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The new trailer for Castle Rock, a Hulu anthology series based on Stephen King's work, doesn't reveal much about the upcoming show's plot, but it does make reference to many of the author's stories while conveying the dark tone that makes them so beloved.

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The footage shows different parts of the titular town of Castle Rock, Maine. Towards the end of the video, someone asks, "You have no idea what's happening here, do you?" The clip ends with a door from the Shawshank state prison sinking beneath the waves.

Introduced in King's 1979 novel The Dead Zone, tiny Castle Rock has served as the setting of such popular works as Cujo, The Body and Needful Things. The town has been referenced in many more of the author's books, including Pet Sematary, It, The Stand, Under the Dome and Doctor Sleep.

Properties based on author Stephen King's works have been hit-and-miss this year. The Dark Tower met with negative critical reviews and only made $111 million worldwide, while It has become the highest-grossing horror film of all time, with $604 million.

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Castle Rock will arrive on Hulu in 2018. The series, which is produced by J.J. Abrams, will star Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn, André Holland as Henry Deaver, Janey Levy as Jackie, Terry O'Quinn as Dale Lacy and Bill Skarsgård -- who played Pennywise in the recent adaptation of It -- in a currently unknown role.

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