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Watch the first teaser for JJ Abrams' new series "Castle Rock"

Watch the first teaser for JJ Abrams' new series

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 numerous author's stories while conveying the dark tone that makes them so beloved.

The Plot: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of ME woodland.

The footage shows different parts of the titular town of Castle Rock, Maine.

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While the trailer is mysterious and intriguing, it does not reveal many plot details. The teaser opened with a scene of Andre Holland's attorney Henry Deaver looking around the city of Maine. The haunting video ended with someone saying in voiceover, "You have no idea what's happening here, do you?" Not to mention, a auto with a "Shawshank Department of Corrections" bumper sticker can be seen seen sinking under water in the trailer, and Skarsgård's character is also seen behind bars.

The show is being written by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, and is said to be done in the spirit of King's work. Will that haunted house aspect follow Lynskey's new character, given that she's a realtor? Skarsgard, meanwhile, admitted that he was sort of "hesitant" before taking the shared-universe project.

Welcome to Castle Rock!