Last year Hulu’s hit Castle Rock nostalgically reignited our nightmares as they thrust us back into Stephen King’s ever-expanding universe. The series reunited fans with some frighteningly familiar faces that included actor Bill Skarsgard from the recent blockbuster remake It, as well as actress Sissy Spacek from the creepy film classic Carrie. It is now reported that season 2 will bring back even more favorites! Tim Robbins, best known for his role as Andy Dufresne in the highly acclaimed adaptation Shawshank Redemption is gonna ‘get busy living’ in a new role alongside castmates Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Garrett Hedlund (Mosaic), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Yusra Warsama (Assassin’s Creed: Origins), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049) and Mathew Alan (13 Reasons Why).
“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.” – Source: Den of Geek
Deadline gives us the breakdown for a few of our old friends…
Robbins is Reginald “Pop” Merrill. The Patriarch of Stephen King’s iconic crime family, Pop is dying of cancer and at a reckoning with his family.
Hedlund plays John “Ace” Merril. Castle Rock’s legendary bully, Ace is taking over his uncle Pop’s businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot.
Fisher is Joy. Annie’s home-schooled teenage daughter, Joy is starting to have questions about her mother’s sanity.
Warsam is Dr. Nadia Omar. The Harvard-trained Somali medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem’s Lot, Dr. Omar’s rational and scientific mind will be put to the test.
Abdi will portray Abdi Omar. The tough, older brother of Nadia, Abdi leads the charge to build a Somali community center that will deepen the roots of his people in Maine.
Alan plays Chris Merrill. Pop’s nephew and Ace’s brother, Chris struggles to keep peace between the Merrills and the Somali community.
Constant Readers be ready… Castle Rock Season 2 will surely be a killer! Who would you like to see show up in this terrifying town? Let us know at Fan Fest News!