Moonlight’s Andre Holland to star in Hulu’s Stephen King series Castle Rock
Hulu has announced today that Moonlight actor Andre Holland will star in their Stephen King anthology series Castle Rock. Holland will play the role of Henry, a death row attorney who has a unique history with the town of Castle Rock. Holland can next be seen in A Wrinkle in Time, opening in theaters on March 9, 2018.
It is worth pointing out that among the many Stephen King references that appear in the series’ teaser trailer (which you can find below), one of them is Shawshank State Prison, a recurring prison in King’s work and the namesake for the short story and feature film. It certainly seems likely that Holland’s character will be paying a visit to Shawshank in the series.
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock 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 fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: “Cujo,” “The Dark Half,” “IT” and “Needful Things,” as well as novella “The Body” and numerous short stories such as “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
The Castle Rock series reunites Hulu, King, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, which previously collaborated on event series 11.22.63, based on King’s novel. The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute globally.
Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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