The concept behind ‘Castle Rock‘ is truly unique and there is hardly any other series that follows a similar path. The story of the show is based on various elements from several Stephen King novels. Criminal attorney Henry Matthew Deaver is the central character of the story. He has come back to the town called Castle Rock after a long time in order to answer a strange request made to him. We meet several interesting and mysterious characters in Castle Rock. One of them is Molly Strand, who used to be a neighbor of Henry’s when he was younger and lived in the town. Molly is no ordinary woman. She possesses telepathic powers and can also understand the emotions going through a fellow human being.
There is also this convict known simply as The Kid. Warden Dale Lacy had locked him up in Shawshank State Penitentiary for 27 long years. Upon his release, The Kid claims that he is related to Henry and that he comes from an alternate universe. One of the employees at Molly’s M. Strand & Associates Real Estate is Diane “Jackie” Torrance, and she reveals that she is the niece of the famous Jack Torrence, the character portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the 1980 film ‘The Shining‘, which is also based on a Stephen King novel.
Critical praise for the series has been widespread since its release, with reviewers praising the makers for staying true to King’s vision and his way of telling a story. If you’re done watching this show and are looking for more titles that explore similar ideas and concepts, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Castle Rock’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Castle Rock’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Haven (2010-2015)
Based on Stephen King’s novel ‘The Colorado Kid’, this series is set in the fictional eponymous town in Maine. Emily Rose plays the protagonist, FBI Special Agent Audrey Parker. She soon realizes that the town is infested by a plague-like disease called ‘The Troubles’. The disease shows supernatural symptoms and has affected the town of Haven twice already. Audrey finds her personal life slowly getting intermingled with the case and the town, and she soon realizes that her connection to Haven is much deeper than what she had thought. The series was received poorly by critics who were mainly dissatisfied with the derivative nature of the story. There are several references to other works by King in this series as well.
7. Lore (2017-)