Last month Hulu’s Castle Rock got its first cast member with Moonilight’s Andre Holland, and now we have to more additions in Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Evil Dead) and Sissy Spacek, who starred in the title role of Carrie, the first Stephen King novel to be adapted to film.
Levy will play Jackie, the “death-obsessed, self-appointed historian of Castle Rock” while Spacek will play Holland’s adoptive and estranged mother Ruth Deaver, a “retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past.” Holland, meanwhile, plays Henry, a death row attorney who has a unique history with the town.
Castle Rock is a fictional town in Maine that has appeared in many of King’s novels, such as Cujo, IT, Needful Things and several short stories. Castle Rock will bring together many elements of King’s universe while aiming to be an anthology series, focusing on new characters with each season.
Castle Rock will begin production this August. This will be the second collaboration between Hulu, King and Bad Robot after the miniseries 11.22.63. The series will premiere exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. and be distributed by Warner Bros. Television globally.