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Famous Stephen King Character Moves to “Castle Rock”!

The Stephen King multiverse of “Castle Rock” has added Scott Glenn as a series regular, Deadline reports. “The Leftovers” actor joins Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard in the Hulu series from Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

The psychological horror series 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. 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.

Glenn will play Alan Pangborn, a retired Sheriff who presided over some of the darkest years in Castle Rock’s checkered history. The character is popular in King lore and was at the center of the author’s books “Needful Things” and “The Dark Half”. Ed Harris portrayed the character in the 1993 film adaptation of Needful Things while Michael Rooker played him in George A. Romero’s iteration of The Dark Half the same year.

Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.



  • Andy Frolis

    I always thought Rooker did a better job as Pangborn than Harris.

    • Jarle Solbakken Fremstad

      Every time Alan Pangborn showed up in a King book I always pictured him looking like David Morse.

      Edit: I remember reading Needful Things when I was younger and joining Morse as Pangborn was Mephisto from South Park as Leland Gaunt. I have a weird brain.

      • Andy Frolis

        It’s funny, David Morse played the adult Bobby Garfield in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), which I thought was an odd choice when it was Anton Yelchin as the kid.

        • Jarle Solbakken Fremstad

          Yeah, that’s a bit weird. He also played the pilot in the Langoliers mini series.

  • Laura Kinney (X-23)

    Man, I might see this now!! I love Scott Glenn!!

  • KSE1977

    Scott Glenn has become an even better actor as an odd old man! He stole every scene in the Leftovers and Sucker Punch!

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