After a few weeks of casting teasers, Hulu finally released a first look trailer for the new season of “Castle Rock.” The new season starts on October 23rd, and the new theme comes from the horror-classic Misery. 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 first announced the premiere date late last week, and teased the Misery connection on social media. 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. In the story, Wilkes finds Paul after he has a car accident on an isolated rural road. She brings him to her house to help him, and she refuses to let him leave.
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.
Friday the 13th is a pretty great day to tease a thriller-story, and “Castle Rock” fans should be excited to see the new episodes. Hulu’s official description for the trailer reads, “In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Misery arrives October 23 on hulu.”
Hulu‘s upcoming shows include “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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