It would not be an exaggeration to say that Stephen King has been the most prolific source of most amazing horror stories for over four decades. His works have been adapted numerous times to bring his eerie and scary imagination to life. Hulu’s Castle Rock is yet another horror drama from King’s pages. After the premiere of the second season in October 2019. It has been a long road for fans waiting for Castle Rock Season 3. Is it Coming? Here’s what we know!
What May Happen in Castle Rock Season 3?
Castle Rock Season 2 digs the never-before-seen parts of Castle Rock town. Most of it is drenched in the illegal operations of Reginald’ Pop’ Merrill. The second season ended on an emotional note, leaving the fans with a surprising disclosure. Annie moves on with her life as if nothing happened. The second season of Castle Rock left as many unanswered questions as it answered. And there are still a few loose ends that Castle Rock Season 3 can tie up, like Where is Henry Deaver? Who is the Angel, and are he and The Kid the same person?
If and when the series returns with Castle Rock Season 3, there is a chance that it may kick off astart a new storyline with fresh characters, as the series is on an anthology theme. The second season gave a lamentable closure to Annie and Joy’s stories. On the other hand, the town of Castle Rock was left to haggle with the aftermath of the occurrences at the Marsten House.
During an interview in 2021, showrunner Dustin Thomason talked about a possible third season and what may happen. Dustin stated, “The plan was always to have an interconnected set of stories and, while every season would be its own launching point, there would be this fabric of Stephen’s multiverse, if you will, that always bubbled beneath it, and a unity to the stories that existed.” He also mentioned, “When we get to Castle Rock Season 3, I hope that there will be a continuation of what we’ve done in and an expansion, and the audience will start to feel that there was a plan from the beginning.”
When Is Castle Rock Season 3 Coming?
Hulu premiered the second season of the psychological horror drama series Castle Rock on October 23, 2019. There has been no concrete information as far as the possibility of Castle Rock Season 3 is concerned. Some sources claim that Hulu has canceled the series after two seasons. On the contrary, there are reports claiming that the third season is not canceled. Instead, it has been on the back burner and delayed after the global pandemic began.
Author Stephen King, upon whose work the series is based, talked about the horror series in an interview he gave to NY Times. King said that he was impressed by the live-action adaptation of the series. He mentioned, “The people involved were big fans of those books, and I liked what they did quite a lot…In the second season, they really got their feet under them. I would have liked to have seen it go on and grow a little bit.” He also hinted that he was hoping for the network to renew the series for Castle Rock Season 5
Castle Rock Season 3 Cast!
Castle Rock featured an entire ensemble of powerful performers in the first two seasons. If the season 2 finale was any indication, then we are almost certain of Bill Skarsgard returning as The Kid in Castle Rock season 3. Meanwhile, Lizzy Caplan, who plays Annie Wilkes, would also return in her character. Other actors we expect to see in the third season include Aaron Stanton as Pastor Drew, Mathilde Dehaye as Amity, and Frances Conroy as Mrs. Lacy.
The last two seasons brought actors who have previously worked in other adaptations of King’s works, like Skarsgard, who have played Pennywise in It movie. While Sissy Spacek, whom we saw in the first season, has appeared in Carrie. Tim Robbin, who appeared as Reginald’ Pop’ Merrill, was previously seen in ‘The Shawshank Redemption, which is also based on King’s book. Therefore, there is a chance that Castle Rock Season 3 may also introduce us to some new characters played by the actors we’ve previously seen in shows and movies inspired by Stephen Kings’s works.
How many different Castle Rocks are there out there?
After watching two seasons of Castle Rocks, we know that there are two Henry Deavers, two Castle Rocks, and two separate timelines that we are aware of. But are there any more? Fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series know that the author has explored the idea of his own multiverse in it.
The characters and stories from many novels intertwine and connect with each other. Doors that allowed humans to move between realms were at the center of The Dark Tower series. So, was there a Door in the woods? It kinda makes sense that the Doors of the Dark Tower books should have a place in a show that has been dropping so many references to King’s other works.