Apple users can watch premiere of Stephen King’s Castle Rock for free

CASTLE ROCK -- "Local Color" - Episode 103 - The past catches up with Molly Strand. Bill SkarsgŒrd, shown. (Photo by: Patrick Harbron/Hulu)
CASTLE ROCK -- "Local Color" - Episode 103 - The past catches up with Molly Strand. Bill SkarsgŒrd, shown. (Photo by: Patrick Harbron/Hulu) /

Even though Castle Rock is a Hulu exclusive, Apple users are able to watch the premiere episode for free on the AppleTV app

As surprising as it is to hear, Apple and Hulu have brokered a deal to share titles. This isn’t a full partnership but Hulu has started the movement by allowing Apple to stream the premiere episode of Castle Rock for free. The Stephen King-inspired series will be available to all Apple users for two weeks time. After, Apple users who wish to watch the rest of Castle Rock will need to sign up for Hulu.

Regardless of the reasoning, this move by Hulu is definitely good for sales. While the streaming service is offering up an episode for free, by giving a new group of viewers a free preview, they now have a reason to subscribe to Hulu. As long as Castle Rock delivers and gives audiences what they want, this small partnership should bring bountiful results.

For a preview of Castle Rock, check out the trailer below.

Castle Rock takes place within Stephen King’s multiverse, combining set locations and characters from his various stories into one interwoven plot; the most notable location being Shawshank State Penitentiary.

On the Hulu Original series, Henry Deaver (Andre Holland), returns to the Maine town when an inmate (Bill Skarsgard) at Shawshank is found in a water tank. Asking for Deaver, the call brings him back to a town that still blames him for the death of his adopted father. What they don’t know is that there’s a lot more to the story.

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Henry also has to deal with reuniting with his adoptive mother, Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) and her shacking up with the town’s retired sheriff, Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn). Suffering from dementia, Ruth needs Alan’s help but Henry is skeptical nonetheless. All these small things trouble Henry, and for good reason, there’s something wrong with the town of Castle Rock.

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Castle Rock airs exclusively on Hulu. The series premiere is still available on Apple TV until August 8, 2018. For more on Castle Rock and all things Hulu, follow us on the Hulu Watcher Twitter Page @HuluWatcherFS or on the Hulu Watcher Facebook Page.