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


In a nice little Monday morning surprise, Hulu - recent Emmy winners for Best Drama Series for "The Handmaid's Tale" - dropped the first trailer for "Castle Rock", the new JJ Abrams-produced 10-episode anthology series based on a number of Stephen King's Maine-set stories. Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine (a frequent King setting), the series promises to include characters and storylines from a long list of King's work including It, Salem's Lot, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts in Atlantis, The Shining, The Night Flier, and many, many others. The upcoming anthology series, based on the works of Stephen King, is now shrouded in secrecy, no doubt thanks in large part to the participation of infamous mystery box builder J.J. Abrams as executive producer.

While the trailer is mysterious and intriguing, it does not reveal many plot details. Melanie Lynskey's real estate agent Molly Strand, meanwhile, was seen sitting in a vehicle wearing dark glasses after a scene of someone holding a missing child pamphlet flickered on the screen. The haunting video ended with someone saying in voiceover, "You have no idea what's happening here, do you?" Will that haunted house aspect follow Lynskey's new character, given that she's a realtor?

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