If Stephen King’s name wasn’t enough to sell you on Hulu’s “Castle Rock”, they’ve cast horror veteran Jane Levy in one of the lead roles.
Levy, who starred in both Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe, is set to co-star opposite Moonlight‘s André Holland in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, Deadline reports. Also boarding the show in a key role is an actress closely associated with King’s cinematic world, Carrie star Sissy Spacek!
Levy has signed a one-year deal for “Castle Rock”, which is suspect and hopefully not a spoiler.
Set in the Stephen King multiverse, “Castle Rock”, from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is named after the fictional town in King’s native Maine that is featured prominently in a number of his novels, novellas, and short stories. Per the producers, it 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.
Oscar winner Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Holland), a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past. Levy plays Jackie, the death-obsessed, self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.
Holland plays Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock, Maine.
Spacek is coming off a three-season run on the Netflix drama series “Bloodline”.
Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed Castle Rock for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.