The Hulu series “Castle Rock” is coming back with a new season on October 23rd, and the new theme comes from the horror-classic Misery. The platform announced the premiere date on Thursday afternoon and confirmed the connection to the Stephen King universe.

Since “Castle Rock” can involve any of the Stephen King’s stories, fans were eagerly awaiting the subject of Season 2. The new season features Lizzy Caplan as a younger version of Annie Wilkes, who is the same character that Kathy Bates played in the 1990 thriller “Misery.” In that film, Wilkes was an obsessed fan of Paul Sheldon, played by James Caan, who finds him after an accident and refuses to let him leave.

The new season also stars Tim Robbins, along with Elsie Fisher, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, and Matthew Alan. Details on the new season are slim, but Robbins is expected to play Reginald Merrill, from the 1990 short story “The Sun Dog.”

Hulu’s official description of the series reads, “A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that 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 first season featured Andre Holland, Meanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Jane Levy, and Scott Glenn. J.J. Abrams, Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Ben Stephenson, Liz Glotzer, Mark Lafferty, and Stephen King serve as executive producers on the show.

Hulu‘s fall schedule is just about the begin, with several originals ready to be streamed in the coming weeks. “Untouchable” launches on September 9th, Into the Dark: Pure” releases on September 5th, followed by the return of “Light as a Feather,” “Letterkenny: Season 7,” “Looking for Alaska,” and “Castle Rock: Season 2” in October. In November, “Dollface” airs on the platform, followed by “Reprisal” and “Marvel’s Runaways: Season 3” in December.

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