The series Castle Rock is an American tv series that fits in psychological as well as horror genres. The characters, settings, and themes of the series are all inspired by the two stories written by Stephen King and his fictional town that goes by the name – Castle Rock, Maine. The series released its debut episode on 25th July 2018 on the Hulu streaming platform. The creators of the series are Sam Shaw and Dustin Thompson. The star cast of the series’ first season includes André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy, and Sissy Spacek. On August 14, 2018, the renewal of the series for a second installment was announced with the star-studded star cast of Lizzy Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Elsie Fisher, Matthew Alan, and Tim Robbins. The second installment of the series started airing on 23rd October 2019.
|Television series:||Castle Rock|
|Original run:||July 25, 2018 –
December 11, 2019
J. J. Abrams
|Directed by:||Sam Shaw
|Production houses:||Bad Robot Productions
Old Curiosity Shop
Darkbloom (season 1)
Warner Bros. Television
More about the show:
Castle Rock belongs to the genre of Mystery, Science fiction, Psychological, Horror, Supernatural, and Thriller. The show was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. It is based on the novel Castle Rock which was written by the renowned author Stephen King. The show stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Lizzy Caplan, Paul Sparks, Barkhad Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Elsie Fisher, Matthew Alan, and Tim Robbins in important roles.
The Theme music for the show was composed by Thomas Newman and its background score was given by Thomas Newman and Chris Westlake. The show was made in The United States of America. Also, it was originally made in English. There are 2 seasons in the show and nearly 20 episodes.
The show has been produced by Edwin saju, Robin Sweet, Tamara Isaac, and Scott Brown, and the executive producers of the show are J. J. Abrams, Stephen King, Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Ben Stephenson, Mark Lafferty, and Liz Glotzer. The cinematography of the show has been accomplished by Richard Rutkowski and Jeff Greeley.
The Editors of the show are Matthew V. Colonna, Tom Wilson, Kelley Dixon, Tanya Swerling, and Trevor Baker. Each of its episodes is approximately 35–60 minutes long. The production companies involved in the making and production of the show are Bad Robot Productions, Old Curiosity Shop, Darkbloom (season 1), and Warner Bros. Television. The official distributors of the show are Warner Bros. Television.
The story of the series – Castle Rock starts with the opening episode being set in the year 1991 in Castle Rock, Maine. The sheriff of the area Alan Pangborn manages to find a missing child named Henry Deaver who stood straight on the town’s frozen lake. Since that moment, 27 years pass, and on the last day of her duty as a warden of the Shawshank State Penitentiary, a man named Dale Lacy decides to and commits suicide.
As his successor, Theresa Porter plans on executing an idea of her’s that is to reopen a long-abandoned cell block that would allow her to easily manage the excessively growing inmate population. A guard who was given the duty of checking the interior of the cell block named Dennis Zalewski while counting the number of beds manages to find an enigmatic inmate who was locked in a cage situated underground of the cell block.
The further story in the series follows the occurrence of various incidents with the kid and several other characters including Dennis Zalewski, Theresa Porter, Henry, etc. which contribute to the amazingly interesting plot of the story that is Henry Deaver deciding on facing his inner demons to protect the ones around him and the ones he loves.
- André Holland featured in the role of Henry Matthew Deaver.
- Bill Skarsgård featured in the role of “The Kid” / “The Angel”.
- Melanie Lynskey was featured in the role of Molly Strand.
- Jane Levy featured in the role of Diane “Jackie” Torrance.
- Lizzy Caplan featured in the role of Annie Wilkes.
- Madison Johnson featured in the role of Young Annie Wilkes.
- Ruby Cruz featured in the role of Teen Annie Wilkes.
- Paul Sparks featured in the role of John “Ace” Merrill.
- Max von Schroeter featured in the role of Teen Ace.
- Barkhad Abdi featured in the role of Abdi Howlwadaag.
- Idris Yusof featured in the role of Young Abdi.
- Yusra Warsama featured in the role of Dr. Nadia Howlwadaag.
- Idil Guled featured in the role of Young Nadia.
- Elsie Fisher featured in the role of Joy Wilkes.
- Colbi Gannett featured in the role of Young Joy.
- Matthew Alan featured in the role of Chris Merrill.
- Charlie Tacker featured in the role of Young Chris.
- Tim Robbins featured in the role of Reginald “Pop” Merrill.
- Scott Glenn featured in the role of Alan Pangborn.
- Noel Fisher featured in the role of Dennis Zalewski.
- Adam Rothenberg featured in the role of Reverend Matthew Deaver.
- Chris Coy featured in the role of Boyd.
- Ann Cusack featured in the role of Theresa Porter.
- Aaron Staton featured in the role of Castle Rock’s pastor and Matthew Deaver’s successor.
- Terry O’Quinn featured in the role of Dale Lacy.
- Charles Jones was featured in the role of Odin Branch.
- Frances Conroy was featured in the role of Martha Lacy.
- Mark Harelik featured in the role of Gordon.
- Lauren Bowles featured in the role of Lilith, wife of Gordon.
- Mathilde Dehaye was featured in the role of Amity.
The first season had 10 episodes and so did the second season. The episodes in the first season were Severance, Habeas Corpus, Local Color, The Box, Harvest, Filter, The Queen, Past Perfect, Henry Deaver, and Romans.
The episodes of the second season were Let the River Run, New Jerusalem, Ties That Bind, Restore Hope, The Laughing Place, The Mother, The Word, Dirty, Caveat Emptor, and Clean.
Will there be a season 3?
The first season of the series premiered in 2018, and the second one is 2019, therefore fans of the show were expecting it to release in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, it has been delayed and might be released in 2022.