Stephen King fans have even more reason to rejoice at the upcoming Hulu series “Castle Rock” based on the horror master’s narrative world. The Hollywood Reporter dropped news today that Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy have been added to a cast that already included Andre Holland.
The series centers on the mysterious town of Castle Rock, created by King and first appearing in his 1979 novel The Dead Zone. Fans of King know that the author returns to his locations repeatedly and Castle Rock has been no exception. The town was central to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels in the author’s bibliography including Needful Things, Cujo, and The Dark Half.
In other words, this town has some serious history.
The new series is described as a 10-episode anthology series that weaves together the history and mythology of King’s terrifying little town and characters into a brand new psychological/horror story. The show, created by J.J. Abrams and Stephen King and produced by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, will begin production later this year.
The show will mark the first time in 40 years that Spacek has worked with King on a project. She shot to stardom as Carrie White in the first (and finest) adaptation of King’s novel Carrie. In “Castle Rock”, the actress will take on the role of Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Holland’s character, Henry. Somewhere, deep inside her fading memory, she may hold the key to unlocking the mystery that is Castle Rock.
Levy’s character, Jackie is being described as a “death-obsessed, self appointed historian of Castle Rock”. Most will remember the actress from her starring turn in last year’s Don’t Breathe.
iHorror will keep you posted on details for the developing series as they come in.