Bill Skarsgård Sticks With Stephen King, Signing On For Hulu's 'Castle Rock'

Bill Skarsgård is already set to star in the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT as Pennywise the Clown later this year. Now the young actor has joined the cast of Hulu's King-inspired series Castle Rock. The teaser for the new series does mention Pennywise by name, but don't worry — Skarsgård won't be reprising that role for the series. Instead, he will play a young man with a unique legal problem.

Bill Skarsgård

Andre Holland (Moonlight) has already been announced as playing a death row attorney named Henry who has a unique history with Castle Rock, so it's possible these two will be lawyer and client. Also cast are Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, and Sissy Spacek (having previously done the King film Carrie).

Hulu describes the series as:  

"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 The 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 brings together Hulu, King, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, all of whom previously collaborated on event series 11.22.63, based on King's novel. The series is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King, but Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.


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