Hulu’s first season of Castle Rock was a massive event for fans of Stephen King literature. No matter how the actual season’s story went by, it’s worth some admiration for actually trying to create new stories utilizing the fascinating world started by Stephen King. The next season will base itself around an entirely new set of characters, this time introducing a younger version of Misery antagonist Annie Wilkes – now played by Lizzy Caplan. You can see her in action in the Castle Rock teaser trailer down below.
The series also includes Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Elsie Fisher, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John Hoogenakker, Paul Sparks, Sarah Gadon, Alison Wright, and Greg Grunberg. Perhaps most interesting is Robin Weigert, who will be playing Crysilda Wilkes – Annie Wilkes’ mother.
It definitely sounds like this season’s cast will live up to the quality and standards set by the previous season. And seeing how it’ll partially focus on an entirely new version of another extremely iconic character – Annie Wilkes – it’ll be exciting in a completely different way. Let’s hope it continues to live up to expectations.
And although the series might not have the benefit of IT star Bill Skarsgård, I think we will still have a lot to look forward to. After all, the inclusion of iconic setting ‘Salem’s Lot should give the series a whole new layer of unsettling – and fans of Stephen King know exactly why.
Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developed the series for Hulu, while J.J. Abrams produces Castle Rock.
In Castle Rock Season 2…
A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
The next season of Castle Rock will premiere on Hulu beginning October 23.
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