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Castle Rock Triumphs by Keeping Us Guessing Until the Very End Castle Rock Triumphs by Keeping Us Guessing Until the Very End

Castle Rock just dropped its season finale, “Romans.” Did we get an explanation for every aspect of the Hulu show’s multi-layered, Stephen King-inspired mystery? Nope. We got something even better: an ending that revealed most, but not all, and somehow felt satisfying while also being completely bleak.

Castle Rock Just Turned Itself Inside Out Castle Rock Just Turned Itself Inside Out

Castle Rock’s season finale is next week. But if you thought you had an idea of where the Stephen King-inspired mystery series was heading, this week’s episode, “Henry Deaver,” will make you rethink everything. Or, it’ll confirm all the sneaking suspicions you’ve had all along. Or maybe...both.

All the New and Returning Shows Coming to TV This Fall All the New and Returning Shows Coming to TV This Fall

Right, this is gonna be fun! We’re entering another season of television, and with it comes the excitement of seeing our favorite characters return, while also the strange thrill of experiencing other shows for the first time. There are a lot of shows on the horizon, so to make it easier for you, we’ve compiled all…

Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland Lands His Next Big Gig: An Animated Series About Alien Refugees Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland Lands His Next Big Gig: An Animated Series About Alien Refugees

Though Justin Roiland is busy getting those upcoming seasons (plural) of Rick and Morty nice and schwifty for you nerds, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t found the time to keep multiple plates spinning in the air. Get ready to get used to hearing a lot more of his voice.

5 Things We Want to See From The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 5 Things We Want to See From The Handmaid's Tale Season 3

It’s been nearly two months since The Handmaid’s Tale wrapped up its second season, and that finale is still making us feel things. As the Hulu hit prepares to collect its inevitable raft of Emmys in a few weeks, we have a few things already in mind that we’d like to see happen in season three.

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in September The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in September

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Castle Rock Just Aired Its Most Heartbreaking and Shocking Episode Castle Rock Just Aired Its Most Heartbreaking and Shocking Episode

Castle Rock has thus far mostly followed the story of Henry Deaver, a man forced to confront a past he neither understands nor fully remembers when he returns to his Maine hometown. “The Queen,” the show’s most daring episode yet, shifts the show’s focus to another character: Henry’s mother, Ruth.

Now Is the Time to Catch Up With Castle Rock  Now Is the Time to Catch Up With Castle Rock 

The very tense, very enigmatic sixth episode of Hulu’s Castle Rock, “Filter,” is up today, which means we’ve passed the halfway point of the Stephen King-inspired supernatural thriller. Here’s what has happened so far—and why you should tune in for the rest.

Runaways' Second Season Will Arrive This Winter and Feature a Connection to the MCU Runaways' Second Season Will Arrive This Winter and Feature a Connection to the MCU

Runaways’ surprisingly solid first season ended with its titular heroes finally living up to their team name and trying to escape their villainous parents in order to be free. From the sounds of things, the gang’s lives are only going to get even more difficult in the show’s second season.

5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations  5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations 

The Time Bandits show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how the sheer amount of streaming services (in this case, Apple) has created a seemingly endless need for content to fill them up with to entice subscribers. To that end,…

Is Castle Rock Any Good If You Know Nothing About Stephen King's Books?  Is Castle Rock Any Good If You Know Nothing About Stephen King's Books? 

I didn’t grow up with Stephen King. Apart from checking out the TV miniseries The Stand, and my mom once seeing him at a casino, King and his work haven’t been a part of my life. Having barely visited his stuff, I was curious whether Hulu’s Castle Rock—a series that dwells within King’s stories, intertwining his …

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in August The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in August

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Hulu's The First Teaser Trailer Is Ridiculously Cryptic Hulu's The First Teaser Trailer Is Ridiculously Cryptic

Teaser trailers are supposed to give you just enough information about the actual thing they’re teasing to entice you to actually watch the thing when it’s released. Apparently, the folks working on Hulu’s upcoming series The First didn’t get the memo.

Bill Skarsgård Explains How His Castle Rock Character Is the Opposite of Pennywise Bill Skarsgård Explains How His Castle Rock Character Is the Opposite of Pennywise

Bill Skarsgård became a horror icon thanks to his portrayal of Pennywise in last year’s horror hit It, a role he’ll reprise in the sequel next year. In between, he’s got another sinister turn in another Stephen King-inspired tale, Castle Rock. But as the actor explains, the characters couldn’t be more different.

The Creators of Castle Rock Talk About the Summer's Eeriest New Series The Creators of Castle Rock Talk About the Summer's Eeriest New Series

We all know the big names behind Hulu’s Castle Rock—Stephen King, J.J. Abrams—but at Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to its co-creators, Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. Of course, they couldn’t reveal too many secrets, but we did learn more about what to expect from the new series.

The Search for Castle Rock Unearths the Real-Life Places That Inspired Stephen King The Search for Castle Rock Unearths the Real-Life Places That Inspired Stephen King

We’ll have more on Castle Rock, Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired series, very soon—including a review of the eerie first episode. But first, here’s an early treat for fans of King, true crime, and spooky history, in the form of a Hulu-produced short documentary investigating how Maine itself has inspired the horror author…

The Forces of Darkness Have Conspired to Bring Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles to Hulu The Forces of Darkness Have Conspired to Bring Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles to Hulu

Lestat will rise again. Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series, which has been in the works for two years, is finally coming to television on Hulu.

Sprint Still Fails to Understand What ‘Unlimited’ Actually Means Sprint Still Fails to Understand What ‘Unlimited’ Actually Means

Sprint, mirroring its competition, has engaged in some grammatical gymnastics with its new unlimited strategy, announcing not one, but two different unlimited plans, each with their own limitations. One might almost say they’re not unlimited plans at all, and instead amount to yet another attempt by carriers to…

The All-Female Republic of io9 Discusses The Handmaid's Tale Season Finale The All-Female Republic of io9 Discusses The Handmaid's Tale Season Finale

Under Oprah’s Eye. We’ve ended yet another year in Gilead, and things are looking bleak. To commemorate another heartbreaking season inside a patriarchal dystopia, the staff of io9 have gotten together to talk about the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, including that shocking ending that’s divided even…

How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the…

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