By: Joey Paur | October 27, 2019 | 4:28 PM
Hulu has already released the first few episodes of J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s Castle Rock and so far I’m loving it! If you haven’t started watching it yet, what are you waiting for!? We’ve got a new featurette to share with you today for the series which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the new season, and talks about creating an authentic Stephen King experience.
The second season of Castle Rock focuses on Annie Wilkes from King’s classic horrifying story, Misery. The synopsis explains that “a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.”
Lizzy Caplan is perfect in the role of Annie and I couldn’t be happier with how the story is playing out. There are some great plot points that I didn’t see coming. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the story plays out!
Here’s the synopsis:
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock 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. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption) are set in there. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that unites King’s themes and worlds, and brings together the author’s most iconic and beloved characters.
The series also stars Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John Hoogenakker and Paul Sparks. Robin Weigert will be playing Crysilda Wilkes, Annie’s mother. Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, True Detective), Alison Wright (The Americans) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) have also been set as guest stars.
J.J. Abrams is producing the series with King, and it was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. Castle Rock is currently available to watch on Hulu.