“Togetherness” star Melanie Lynskey, who also was featured in St. Vincent’s (Annie Clark) XX segment “The Birthday Party”, has been tapped as the female lead opposite André Holland in Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series “Castle Rock” from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, says Deadline.
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.
Lynskey will play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who’s barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone’s worst nightmare.
Holland plays Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock. In addition to Holland, Lynskey joins previously cast Sissy Spacek (Carrie) and Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead), announced the other day.