With The Dark Tower arriving in cinemas 28 July followed by It on 8 September, The Mist underway and Castle Rock in production, Stephen King fans are having a busy year. Even better, it looks like a good year too as Castle Rock gains a trailer, a cast and a premise.
For those of you keeping score, that trailer apparently references including: It, Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, ‘Salem’s Lot, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Dreamcatcher, Night Shift, The Green Mile, Misery, Hearts In Atlantis, The Shining, The Mangler, Four past Midnight, Different Seasons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, and The Night Flier. PHEW.
The Hulu series was already set to star André Holland who made such a huge splash in Moonlight and was a vital part of the last season of American Horror Story. Now, he’s been joined by Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek. Holland’s playing Henry, a death-row attorney with a connection to the town of Castle Rock while Spacek is playing his adoptive mother, Ruth Deaver. A retired college professor she, and Levy’s character Jackie, the ‘self-appointed’ historian of the town offer the key to understanding it.
It’s a great cast and we love the idea of a King veteran like Spacek in a show like this. The official description of it is:
‘combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.’
That and the teaser suggests we’re going to get a lot of inter-connected elements. That would be great although we’re not holding our breaths for mentions of The Dark Tower or Pennywise. Still, we live in terrified hope. More, including a release date,as soon as we get it.
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the info.