The Stephen King adaptation train shows no signs of slowing down next year. After the box office success of IT and the critical acclaim generated by smaller-scale movies like Netflix's recent Gerald's Game, film and TV studios will likely dig even deeper into the horror writer's back catalogue for freaky stories. Or in the case of Castle Rock, Hulu's King-inspired anthology series from producer J.J. Abrams, they'll simply grab inspiration from a range of characters, tropes, and creepy images from the larger King universe and make something new.
As the newly unveiled trailer suggests, the series, which doesn't debut until 2018, will be set in the fictional town of Castle Rock. The Knick's Andre Holland stars as Henry Deaver, an attorney who returns home to deal with… something. The clip doesn't have many plot details but it's got lots of scary stuff: overhead shots of city streets, water running down stairs, missing children posters, dusty piano keys, burning VHS tapes, and, of course, a dog discovering a dead body. (It's King, so there's gotta be a creepy dog.) The sinking car with a Shawshank Department of Correction should also raise some eyebrows.