I loved the first season of this show and I can’t wait for Season 2, especially with the addition of the classic Stephen King character Annie Wilkes from Misery.
Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards) will play Castle Rock’s legendary bully, John “Ace” Merrill, who was originally played by Kiefer Sutherland in Stand By Me. Ace is said to be taking over “his uncle Pop’s (Tim Robbins) businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot.”
Elsie Fisher (Eight Grade) will play Joy, “Annie’s home-schooled teenage daughter, Joy is starting to have questions about her mother’s sanity.”
Yusra Warsama (Assassin’s Creed: Origins) will Dr. Nadia Omar, “The Harvard-trained Somali medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem’s Lot, Dr. Omar’s rational and scientific mind will be put to the test.”
Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049) will portray Abdi Omar, “The tough, older brother of Nadia, Abdi leads the charge to build a Somali community center that will deepen the roots of his people in Maine.”
Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why) will play Chris Merrill, “Pop’s nephew and Ace’s brother, Chris struggles to keep peace between the Merrills and the Somali community.”
J.J. Abrams is producing the series with King, and it was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.