In 1976, Brian De Palma gave audiences a seminal coming-of-age horror movie and telekinetic revenge thriller with Carrie, based on Stephen King's story of the same name. Sissy Spacek played the lead role, cementing her legacy in movie history with her performance as the troubled teen. Spacek is returning to the world of Stephen King by joining the cast of Hulu's Castle Rock, alongside Don't Breathe's Jane Levy, which is set in Stephen King's fictional Maine town.
Spacek and Levy join previously announced cast member André Holland, who previously starred in the Cinemax series The Knick and the Academy Award-winning Moonlight.
According to ComingSoon, Levy will play, "Jackie, the death-obsessed, self-appointed historian of Castle Rock" while Spacek will play "Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Holland’s Henry Deaver, a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock's unsettling past."
Holland will be playing Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town.
The show's synopsis is as follows:
Stephen King has previously collaborated with Bad Robot and Hulu to bring audiences last year's 11.22.63, based on his novel of the same name.0comments
Movies and TV series based off of Stephen King's stories have an added layer of enjoyability thanks to Easter Eggs that are typically included, which reference other stories and mythologies. Castle Rock will apparently lean heavily into those Easter Eggs and feature stories both new and familiar, in some cases relating to famous stories while at other times creating new legends.
Castle Rock is slated to go into production next year, with no word yet on an official premiere date.