You read that right! If online reports are to be believed, Hulu is finally renewing ‘Castle Rock’ for season 3.
Debuted in 2018, ‘Castle Rock’ so far has had two seasons, both having showcased very intriguing stories that look promising for a third season. If you happen to be one among the many fans who are curious to know about Hulu’s hopeful new season, this article is for you. Read on to know more about season 3 cast, plotline, and release date confirmation.
- Quick recap of season 2
- Season 3 cast, plotline, and everything else you need to know
- When will season 3 release?
Quick recap of season 2
Season 2 begins with an introduction to Annie Wilkes and her daughter, Joy, who is stranded in ‘Castle Rock’ since the latter was a child. They live in Stargaze lodge with owner Ace Merrill, Chris, Pop, Nadia, and Abdi.
The series begins to unfold when Annie, who works at the same hospital as Nadia, attempts to steal Nadia’s passkey so she could get her hands on some medication for her hallucinations. She is nearly caught by Nadia but escapes with Ace’s help. He later threatens Joy after she witnessed him mixing some Molotov cocktails, but ends up getting killed by Annie.
In an attempt to get rid of Ace’s body, she comes across a dozen coffins, leaves the body, rushes back home, and alerts Joy that they need to leave. Within a heart’s beat, they get into a fight leaving Joy injured and in need of stitches. Meanwhile, Pop begins his search for Ace. After attempting to extort a confession from Abdi, he has a sudden stroke and collapses.
Pop is immediately taken to the hospital, where he finds out that his cancer treatments have failed, leaving him with only a few weeks to live. He eventually comes in terms with it and throws an Irish Wake for his friends and family.
Back at ‘Castle Rock’, Annie confesses her dreadful act to her daughter and warns her that Ace didn’t die after all. Joy isn’t convinced and believes that her mother is having a psychotic breakdown which forces her to immediately tie Annie to the bed to make sure she takes her medicine. However, Annie fights back and ends up cutting Joy with a glass that she used to cut the bonds.
Jerusalem’s lot becomes the centre of the show when Ace takes Chris to the church and then stabs him. In a flashback to four hundred years ago, one among the starving French settlers in New Jerusalem encounters an angel that provides him with food, land fertility, and a new religion. The angel eventually commands all to die in ritualistic murder and await resurrection in four hundred years.
During the ‘Castle Rock’ anniversary parade march, a wooden statue of the angel is revealed, which hypnotizes everyone except Pop, who doesn’t look at it and flees.
In the process, Annie and Joy are dragged by cultists to Marsten House. After vigorously trying to fight off their hypnosis, Annie manages to escape, leaving Joy behind, who is hypnotized like the rest. Meanwhile, Chris attempts to kill Nadia but she fights back and injects him with Haldol, which allows Chris to control his body and save Nadia from other cultists.
With Pop, Nadia, Chance, Abdi, and Annie still alive, and with some sanity, they find cover at Pop’s reinforced Emporium shop. The cultist army promises to let them free if Pop handed over the letters written by Warden Lucy about the devil kept in a cage. Hesitant to capitulate, Pop stays behind to give the group more time to escape after the emporium is attacked.
In the final episode, Pop is resurrected as “Etienne” who shares details of Lucy’s letter. The four survivors return to the lot where Nadia and Abdi place explosives while Annie and Chance begin their search for Joy. The explosives save the town from the hypnotic spell and kill Etienne. Nearly a week after being found, Joy leaves ‘Castle Rock’ with her mother and continues to remain distant but eventually comes around.
Season 3 cast, plotline, and everything else you need to know
Since the show is an anthology television web series, fans would know that all-new seasons will be different from the predeceasing one. And while there has been no official confirmation by the showrunners about what the upcoming season might entail, there remains a promise for something bigger and better.
According to certain online reports, there are speculations that Bill Skarsgard from season 1 might grace the third season as either one of the main protagonists or perhaps a short special appearance. While the authenticity of this information stands unknown, it won’t take too long for Hulu to make an official announcement about the cast, plotline, and everything else that fans need to know.
When will season 3 release?
Unfortunately, no official statement on the show’s revival has been made yet. Adding to this, no confirmation on the series’ end has been made either. Nonetheless, with the information that we have, a new instalment of the show is a guarantee.
Which season among the two did you enjoy better? Are you excited for season 3? What do you think will be the plotline for season 3? Let us know in the comment section below!