Hulu’s Castle Rock has been cancelled, and sadly enough, we don’t think that it will get picked up by another network any time soon. Here’s why…
Castle Rock is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The series is based on a fictional town, named Castle Rock. It is the main setting for 15 different king stories and it’s referenced in 22 of his other works. Castle Rock was an incredibly written novel – however, the series has been canceled. But why? The series received an outstanding response from critics. It has a current rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The first season of the show premiered in July 2018. Not to mention, it largely took the audience by surprise. The first season cast included Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, Jane Levy, and Terry O’Quinn. The second season wrapped in October 2019. It was inspired by King’s famous novel Misery and starred Lizzy Caplan as a young Annie Wilkes. She’s a psychopath – along with Tim Robbins, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, and Matthew Alan
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With the series’ success, it’s sort of hard to digest that it won’t be returning for the third season. Here’s why the makers canceled the show.
Could Castle Rock season 3 happen in the future?
The chances aren’t entirely zero. You see, there’s enough source material available to produce a third season. There are 15 stories in total that take place in the town of Castle Rock. But the makers have officially announced that Castle Rock season 3 has been canceled and it won’t be returning.
Castle Rock season 2 finished airing on December 11th, 2019 when Hulu finally announced its cancellation in late 2020. And as of yet, there haven’t been any formal announcements. Let’s see what happens in the future. Stay connected with us for other potential updates!
Why was Castle Rock cancelled?
As per updates, Hulu didn’t cancel the show because of the lack in reviews or viewership. The viewership rate was stunning and so were the reviews. Instead, the cancellation was made because the makers always wanted to wrap up the series after Annie Wilkes’s story.
This was due to a myriad of factors. One of the major factors includes the company’s shift of interest toward HBO Max. Also, another reason for cancellation could be creating an entire show based on the potential stories of Stephen King would leave no room for converting these stories to the small screen.
“The plan was always to have an interconnected set of stories,” Shaw had stated in 2019 to Collider, “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 unity to the stories that existed. And so, I think fans of season 1 will find things in season 2 that maybe they’re not expecting, along the way. And when we get to season 3, I hope that there will be a continuation of what we’ve done in this season and an expansion, and the audience will start to feel that there was a plan from the beginning.” But the plans did not come to fruition after the show was canceled.”
Where to watch Castle Rock?
You may watch the series Castle Rock on Netflix.