Stephen King has written enough great books to terrify a child well into adulthood, but the TV and film adaptations of his work have always been spotty. For every Shining and IT blockbuster there's one full of farts or a clunker like Hulu's 11/22/63 miniseries.
But now it looks like the streaming service could redeem itself with the Stephen King–inspired series, Castle Rock, named after the author's fictional New England town where dogs turn evil and demons run thrift stores. Hulu released a teaser trailer for the upcoming show on Monday, and it looks spooky as hell.
According to Deadline, the show won't be a direct adaptation of King's stories the way Amazon is tackling Philip K. Dick's work. Instead, each season will tell a completely new story, borrowing characters, themes, and events from many of King's books. That means the dog in the the trailer may look like Cujo, but don't expect a new Cujo adaptation. And that sinking car may say "Shawshank" on the side, but there likely won't be another redemption.
The series is produced by JJ Abrams and will star a handful of actors from previous King-inspired works, like Carrie's Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård, who recently pissed off real-life clowns and Russia's Burger King with his portrayal of Pennywise in IT.
Hulu has yet to announce a release date for the show, but it is expected to premiere sometime in 2018. Until then, give the trailer a watch above.