The upcoming Hulu series Castle Rock will work as a connecting web for all (or most?) of Stephen King’s works. Set in the fictional town we’ve seen featured in books and movies such as The Dead Zone, Needful Things, and Cujo, this new show will centralize a story around the whole mythology that he’s created.
Previously we reported an impressive growing cast that included the likes of Jane Levy, Bill Skarsgård, Melanie Lynskey, André Holland, and Sissy Spacek. Now we have two more names we can add to that list. First, Lost alum Terry O’Quinn will come aboard to play “Dale Lacy, a pillar of the community in the town of Castle Rock.”
Castle Rock comes to us on Hulu, but from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, who made their name with Lost, so this is somewhat of a reunion. And continuing the trend of casting actors who have previously been in King projects, O’Quinn played ‘Sheriff Joe Haller’ in the 1985 Stephen King adaptation of Silver Bullet. Bad Robot cast somebody else to play the Sheriff of Castle Rock though.
Scott Glenn, recently on The Defenders, will play now-retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn, a character that fans should be familiar with. He was previously played by Ed Harris (Needful Things) and Michael Rooker (The Dark Half), and is described here as having “presided over some of the darkest years in Castle Rock’s checkered history.” Seems like an understatement.
There is still no release date for the series, which is expected sometime in 2018, but so far all the casting seems really on point, and we’re getting pretty excited about the project, which is just one more jewel in King’s recent crown of resurgence. Between this, last month’s release of The Dark Tower, next week’s release of the new It movie, both The Mist and Mr. Mercedes on TV, and rumors of plenty more re-adaptations on the horizon – it’s an exciting time to be a Stephen King fan.
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