Stephen King’s Castle Rock TV series casts its lead, still mysterious

Moonlight star will lead the cast of Castle Rock

There’s still a huge amount that we don’t know about Castle Rock, the JJ Abrams-produced Hulu series set in the world of Stephen King’s sinister small town, but it’s just cast its lead actor.

Variety reports that Moonlight and American Horror Story: Roanoke star André Holland is the first actor to join the cast, and he’ll be playing the lead role of “Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town.”

And that is basically the extent of the new information, as the site notes that the show is described “as a psychological-horror drama set in the Stephen King multiverse, with the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, having served as the setting for many of King’s books.” The series has a 10 episode first season order, which will be written by Manhattan‘s Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, and Variety says that it’s definitely intended to be an ongoing series rather than a limited miniseries.

Holland is on great form at the moment, with AHS and his brilliant turn as Kevin in Moonlight soon to be followed with roles in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming family sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle In Time and Steve McQueen’s star-studded crime drama Widows.

Now we’re trying to think of Stephen King characters called Henry…Can’t be Henry Bowers, and Henry Devlin was a therapist…Maybe we should just assume it’s a new character and not try to read too much into it…

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