Hulu Cancels Castle Rock After Two Seasons

Remember when Castle Rock was announced and it was promised the show would crossover classics like IT, Salem’s Lot, Carrie, Cujo, and Shawshank Redemption? Then the show we got was a boring melodrama with an uninteresting mystery and an even less interesting characters.

Well, Hulu felt the same and pulled the plug on the show after only two seasons.

Season 2 of the anthology series premiered more than a year ago. There were no expectations for a third installment, and the decision to end the series after two seasons was made awhile ago. Once one of the first suppliers of Hulu after it branched out into premium original content, Warner Bros TV has focused its attention to supplying recently launched sibling HBO Max. There are no plans for Castle Rock to continue on HBO Max.

In Season 2 of the series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, a feud between warring clans came to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan), King’s nurse from hell, got waylaid in Castle Rock. The Season 2 cast also included Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

The core idea behind the series is still a good one. Maybe if it were in more competent hands the show could have delivered on the promise of a nightmarish crossover series the brought all of King’s frightful characters into one show.

Castle Rock is the latest series to be canceled at Hulu, joining High Fidelity, Harlots, Future Man and Runaways, among others.

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