Castle Rock is a horror movie that is set in the multiverse of Stephen King. It is based on King’s writings, so we can see many familiar characters, and of course, as the movie title indicates, it is set in the eerie diabolic town of Castle Rock, Maine.
The town of Castle Rock was first mentioned in Stephen King’s book The Dead Zone it was also mentioned in his other books like Cujo, Needful Things, and a few more.
Season 1 cast includes Bill Skarsgård as The Kid, Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver, Jane Levy as Diane Jackie Torrence, André Holland as Henry Matthew Deaver, Lizzy Caplan as Annie Wilkies and Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn.
The first season’s second last episode made all the tables turn. The Kid confessed some shocking truth about their world. He said that there was an alternate universe, and in that universe, Ruth Deaver didn’t lose her child; The Kid is the “Henry Deaver” of that world.
Both Season 1 and season 2 can be watched as standalone but they belong to the same universe as that of Stephen King’s books. So we all are very curious about how a third season might unfold, ain’t we?
When can we expect a 3rd season?
The first season was premiered in July 2018 and the second season was premiered in October 2019. Although Castle Rock session 3 was neither renewed nor cancelled by Hulu, season 2 climax showed some room for the next season. According to the time gap seen between the 1st and 2nd season, it was supposed to be out in 2020. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, anytime before 2021 would be out of the question. So we believe it will be released sometime in 2021, as there is no official release date as of now.
Season 3 will be set in the same universe as Stephen King’s books do. We might see actors who played in any of the adaptations of Stephen King’s book in this season. So look out for those characters like Annie Wilkies who is on her way to become the diabolic nurse from Misery by the end of season 2.
If a Castle Rock 3 happens, many more interesting characters from the Stephen King universe will be back. But as an anthological series, it’s quite difficult to speculate Joe the 3rd season might unfold.
As you wait for the official statement about renewing the 3rd season of Castle Rock, you can watch its 1st and 2nd season on Hulu.
For more information, stay tuned!