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Castle Rock canceled: Why is there no Season 3?

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There will be no Castle Rock Season 3 on Hulu. Why is the show canceled? Is it a victim of the pandemic or is there another reason?

We start the day with some bad news. Castle Rock is canceled. There will be no Season 3 at Hulu.

TVLine shared the disappointing news yesterday, leading to us looking into the reason why. Is this another victim of the pandemic?

Castle Rock was an excellent show

Let’s not deny the brilliance of Castle Rock. It brought a number of characters from the Stephen King novels and gave them a new life. The series offered a mixture of real and supernatural horror, giving us the perfect series for the Halloween series.

It was certainly missed this year, but it was easy to pretend that the show just couldn’t film due to the pandemic. After all, why would Hulu cancel such a great show? We don’t get to know what the viewership was like, but the reviews for the series were excellent.

Hulu had a good thing.

It doesn’t sound like Hulu’s decision

Hulu may not have been the company to cancel Castle Rock. We may need to look at the production studio for that.

Warner Bros. makes Castle Rock. The company has moved to producing more content for HBO Max, which is owned by WarnerMedia. It makes sense to keep things in-house, right?

It sounds like with this content-production move, the decision was made a while ago that Castle Rock Season 3 wouldn’t happen. Hulu didn’t really get a say in the matter.

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What does this mean for the storyline?

There is a little bit of good news for those who have been meaning to tune into the series. Season 3 isn’t needed in terms of the story.

The show is an anthology. Both Seasons 1 and 2 focus on different characters and different storylines. There are no questions at the end of the season that would need to be answered in a future season.

That is the beauty of anthology shows. There’s no need to hope that the network or production studio wants to go ahead with another season.

It’s just disappointing for those who work on the show and the fans who wanted to see more of this excellent writing.

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What did you think of the horror series? Which Stephen King books would you have liked to see adapted next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Castle Rock Seasons 1 and 2 are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray. ($)