Two more stars have joined the cast of the JJ Abrams-produced Stephen King universe show Castle Rock and we’re very excited about it.
Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy have joined Moonlight‘s Andre Holland in the Hulu series, which is described as “a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse.”
According to the press release, Spacek will play “Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland), a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past.”
Levy will star as Jackie, “the death-obsessed, self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.”
In addition to being a legend whose work is always worth watching, Spacek is a huge part of King cinematic history, having played the title role in Brian De Palma’s 1976 film Carrie. She’s recently finished work on the final season of Netflix’s Bloodline and David Lowery’s upcoming ensemble crime movie Old Man And The Gun.
Meanwhile, Levy has emerged as one of the genre’s most exciting talents, taking the lead roles in Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe. She’s also briefly popped up in the Twin Peaks revival (will she be back? Who knows anything about that show?), starred in Macon Blair’s excellent indie I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, and her busy upcoming slate includes zombie comedy Office Uprising, family drama Four Seasons and James Franco-directed drama The Pretenders.
Castle Rock, which comes from Manhattan duo Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason, “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.” We’re still waiting for any hints of any crossover with classic King stories, but in the meantime, this is a mightily impressive cast that’s coming together.
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