Long live the King—Stephen King, that is!
We’ve already gotten Pet Sematary and IT: Chapter Two is arriving in just a few more days; Doctor Sleep will follow in November. It can be easy for Stephen King fans to forget that we’ve got a new season of Castle Rock in the works as well. If you thought the series would continue to focus on the same characters as Season 1, think again. Deadline previously reported that Castle Rock Season 2 will feature a young Annie Wilkes, the psychotic fan of writer Paul Sheldon from the novel Misery.
Annie Wilkes was played to perfection by Kathy Bates in Rob Reiner’s 1990 film adaptation—even nabbing herself an Oscar for her chilling turn. In Castle Rock Season 2, Wilkes will be played by Lizzy Caplan, who horror fans might remember best from 2008’s Cloverfield. Deadline also revealed that other cast members will include Tim Robbins, Garrett Hedlund, Elsie Fisher, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, and Matthew Alan.
The industry resource also dropped a brief synopsis:
In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
Are you excited to check out Castle Rock Season 2 on Hulu in October? Are you excited to meet a young Annie Wilkes? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.