Castle Rock Season 2 Based On Misery

Posted: March 20, 2019, 21:22
Looks like the second season of Castle Rock will be based on Misery. A very interesting and unexpected decision.

The Hollywood Reporter report that Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Elsie Fisher, Garrett Hedlund, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama and Matthew Alan has been cast.

Season two will explore a feud between warring clans that comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

Tim Robbins will play Reginald "Pop" Merrill, the famed patriarch of King's iconic crime family who is dying of cancer and at a reckoning with his family. Garrett Hedlund will play John "Ace" Merrill, the town of Castle Rock's legendary bully who is taking over his uncle Po's business and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem's Lot. Matthew Alan will portray Chris Merrill, Pop's nephew and Ace's brother who struggles to keep peace between the Merrills and the Somali community.

Yusra Warsama will play Dr. Nadia Omar, the Harvard-trained Somali medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem's Lot whose rational and scientific mind will be put to the test. Barkhad Abdi will play Abdi Omar, Nadia's tough older brother who leads the charge to build a Somali community center that will deepen the roots of his people in Maine.

Elsie Fisher will play Joy, Annie's homeschooled teenage daughter who is starting to have questions about her mother's sanity. Lizzy Caplan takes on Kathy Bates' iconic Misery role of Annie Wilkes, a nurse and superfan battling to overcome mental health issues in Castle Rock.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter