Hulu Officially Canceled the Horror Series Castle Rock After Only Two Seasons

After saying goodbye to High Fidelity, Harlots and Future Man, Hulu has canceled Castle Rock, the horror anthology based on Stephen King's work.

Your streaming options are about to get (a little) less spooky on Hulu.

After two seasons on air, the service has canceled Castle Rock, the horror anthology series based on Stephen King's stories, according to Variety. Season two starred Mean Girls alum Lizzy Caplan along with Tim Robbins, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi and Matthew Alan as they adapted King's Misery.

Fans know that the fictional Maine town the show was set in was inspired by Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. And that season one starred another lineup of actors who know how to keep us on edge: Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, Jane Levy and Terry O'Quinn. 

Despite the cancellation, King fans will be delighted to know more of his work will soon be adapted. J.J. Abrams, who served as an executive producer on Castle Rock, is teaming up with HBO Max for Overlook, a new series inspired by The Shining

The news comes just after Hulu canceled High Fidelity, Harlots, Future Man and Runaways. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, other streaming services like Netflix have decided to say goodbye to shows such as Glow, The Society, Stumptown, I Am Not Okay With This, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Evel and Teenage Bounty Hunters. 

And while that might sound bleak, there are plenty of TV shows still being renewed for the months ahead. Up nexy? Our eyes are officially set on the most wonderful time of the year. Some of the holiday content we're way too excited for includes Dash and Lily, Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square, Christmas-themed episodes of Euphoria, The Christmas Setup and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. 

Anyone else ready to hang their stockings?

Scroll down to see the full list of renewed and canceled 2020 TV shows. 

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In November, Hulu decided to cancel Castle Rock, the horror anthology series based on Stephen King's stories. Season two starred Lizzie Caplan along with Tim Robbins, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi and Matthew Alan as they adapted King's Misery.

Kim Cattrall's soapy drama about faith, wealth and hot gossip will not be returning after just one season on air. According to Variety, rising production costs amid the coronavirus pandemic contributed to FOX's decision. 


Starring John Slattery, Next followed an intelligence team in charge of stopping a rogue AI. FOX gave it the boot in November.


In October, Netflix confirmed that Narcos: Mexico will return for season three without Diego Luna. The official description for the new season reads as follows:

"Set in the 90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix's empire splinters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty—and every arrest, murder and take-down only pushes real victory further away."

The cast will include Scoot McNairy, José  Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa.

Hilary Swank's space mission series Away was given the chop just weeks after its Sept. 4 premiere. Following the news, Swank took to Instagram to thank fans for watching. "Love and hope will always remain my ‘North Star," she wrote. "And thank YOU to all my extraordinary followers who watched and supported our beautiful show. Wish we were showing you Mars! Until the next one."

Four years after it was canceled on ABC and three years after it returned on Fox, Last Man Standing will end after nine seasons in 2021. 

Though it was initially renewed for season two in September 2019, Showtime gave Kirsten Dunst's show the ax in October.

"Last year, Showtime renewed On Becoming a God in Central Florida but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to move forward with production on the new season," Showtime said in a statement to E! News. "The pandemic has continued to challenge schedules across the board, and although we have made every effort to reunite the cast and crew for a second season, that has become untenable. It is with great regret that we are acknowledging On Becoming a God will not return."

Despite having been renewed for a fourth and final season, Glow won't be returning after all. A Netflix spokesperson said that the streaming site decided not to do a fourth season "due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging." 

Teenage Bounty Hunters was canceled after one season at Netflix—another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supergirl will come to an end after season six, which will premiere midseason in 2021. 

Netflix has canceled its Dark Crystal adaptation after one season. 

Despite a renewal in May 2020, Stumptown has become a casualty of the pandemic and will not be returning to ABC for a season two. 

ABC introduced the new comedy in July, but it was given the ax after one season and eight episodes on air. 

Selena Gomez will be cooking with more chefs in her home kitchen in a second season on HBO Max. 

Netflix has said goodbye to the drama after two seasons. 

Netflix renewed the teen drama in July 2019, but no new scripts had been finished. Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of production dates and cast availability, the streamer had to let go to the popular show. 

The Netflix drama was quietly renewed for a second season and then canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which would have made filming complicated and costly. 

Hulu has said goodbye to the Zoe Kravitz-starring adaptation after one season. 

Padma Lakshmi will be back to make us all hungry in a season two! 

Hulu has ordered a second season of the Love, Simon follow up. 

Freeform has canceled the mermaid drama after three seasons. 

Not only has Stargirl been renewed for a second season, but it's officially making the move from DC Universe to The CW. 

The anti-superhero drama will return for a season three on Amazon Prime Video. 

The Netflix summer hit will return for a second season. 

The Netflix comedy will return for a third and final season. 

Amazon's nazi-hunting show will return for a second season. 

The original plan was to end with season five, but now creator Peter Morgan has changed his mind and the series will end after its sixth season, starring Imelda Staunton

Sabrina's chilling adventures will end after the upcoming fourth season on Netflix. 

The CW has said goodbye to Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene after one season.

Netflix has renewed the comedy for a third and final season.

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