STARZPLAY today announced that it will take UK and German viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King with all ten episodes of the hit U.S. series “Castle Rock” coming exclusively to STARZPLAY in the UK via Prime Video Channels FRIDAY, 14th DECEMBER and coming soon to Virgin Media. In Germany, STARZPLAY will release “Castle Rock” via Prime Video Channels over ten weeks beginning Friday 25th January, 2019.
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, “Castle Rock” is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
The series stars André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (“Togetherness”), Bill Skarsgård (IT), with Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) and Sissy Spacek (Carrie). Scott Glenn (The Right Stuff) special guest stars. It is set in Castle Rock, a fictional town in Maine that has figured prominently in King’s literary career, including Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption.
Based on characters and settings by Stephen King, “Castle Rock” was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, who serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, King, Ben Stephenson, Mark Lafferty and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
The STARZPLAY premium streaming service gives UK and German subscribers access to its growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the U.S., including “Counterpart” as well as hit movies like The Hunger Games in the UK, The DaVinci Code and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo coming December 1 to Germany.
STARZPLAY is available via the existing Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/channels.
Virgin TV customers who add the STARZPLAY subscription to their package will soon be able to view the content by pressing Home on their V6 remote control and then clicking On Demand followed by Box Sets.