Hulu has announced another cast member for its Stephen King-inspired Castle Rock. Melanie Lynskey, who is known for Togetherness, Two and a Half Men and Heavenly Creatures, has been cast as the female lead.
Lynskey will portray Molly Strand, a woman who suffers from a rare medical condition and is having a hard time as a real estate agent in a town where many of the properties play host to horrifying nightmares. She joins Andre Holland and the recently cast Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek in the series, and much like Spacek – who portrayed the title role in Carrie – Lynskey has also starred in previous King project in the miniseries Rose Red.
Castle Rock is a fictional town in Maine which 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.