Seems that Lost alum Terry O’Quinn has a thing for strange communities in bizarre situations, reuniting with director/executive producer J.J. Abrams for Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from Abrams and author Stephen King. Castle Rock is based on characters and stories created by King, with Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developing the project for television and serving as executive producers alongside Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer.
O’Quinn has been cast as Dale Lacy, described as “a pillar of the community in the town of Castle Rock” (which means there’s a good chance he probably isn’t). He joins fellow cast members André Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard.
Hulu describes Castle Rock 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.”
Though not much is known in regards to the specific plot or backstory to the series, we do know some things about the characters who will be aiding (or resisting) O’Quinn’s Dale Lacy. Glenn stars as King’s beloved retired sheriff Alan Pangborn, who may be needed yet again to maintain the peace in Castle Rock. Lynskey plays Molly Strand, a woman with a rare health issue who’s barely making ends meet as a real estate agent in a town where every home holds a deep, dark secret. Holland has been cast as Henry, a death-row attorney with a unique and complicated past with Castle Rock. Spacek plays Ruth Deaver, Henry’s adoptive mother and retired professor whose aging insight into the darker places of Castle Rock’s past might hold the key to uncovering the truth. Levy is on-board as Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock and (possible) ally for Henry; and Skarsgard portrays a young man with a very unique and specific legal issue.