In ‘Castle Rock’ season 2, 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.
We’ve seen the teaser trailer and now we have a full look at Annie Wilkes and the horrors that play out in her mind. We know the haunting past that Castle Rock has endured and now we get to see a piece of the history that has plagued the town for 400 years played out. The trailer is packed with a lot to digest. My favorite part of the trailer is the fall festival and fitting for an October release.
“People around here forget. The forget the past, it is written in blood.” says Tim Robbin’s character. Echoing the thoughts of season one; “there is blood in every backyard.” Robbin’s comes back to the King universe after his iconic role in The Shawshank Redemption, an interesting note considering the new trailer opens with a highway sign for “Shawshank Prison 18 miles away.”
Along side Tim Robbins and Lizzy Caplan Season 2 features 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.
Misery arrives October 23 on Hulu.
ABOUT CASTLE ROCK
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 such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.