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'Castle Rock' Season 2: Adds

‘Castle Rock’: John Hoogenakker Joins Season 2 of Hulu’s Stephen King Themed Series

Hulu’s critically-acclaimed Stephen King “shared universe” series Castle Rock is welcoming a new face into town, with John Hoogenakker (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) joining the cast in a recurring role during the sophomore season. Hoogenakker joins Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tim Robbins (Here and Now), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049), […]

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‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Recast: Paul Sparks as “Ace” Merrill; Garrett Hedlund Out

The masterminds behind Hulu‘s critically-acclaimed Stephen King universe series Castle Rock are engaging in a bit of recasting, with Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards) now set to play John “Ace” Merrill, the infamous town’s legendary bully. Sparks joins Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tim Robbins (Here and Now) and Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) as leads in the horror anthology’s […]



‘The Outsider’: HBO’s Stephen King Adapt Taps Andrew Bernstein as Director, EP

As the “Stephen King-ification” of the world rolls along, HBO‘s series adaptation of the author’s bestselling supernatural novel The Outsider just boosted it’s directorial “street cred.” Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Umbrella Academy) is on board to direct several episodes (along with executive producer Jason Bateman) and serve as executive producer. With Ben Mendelsohn set […]

Watchmen: Downsizing’s Hong Chau Joins HBO’s “Remix” Adaptation

Less than a week after Golden Globes viewers got their first look at Damon Lindelof‘s authorized “remix” of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic 1986 comic book series Watchmen for HBO, casting announcements continued on Friday with Downsizing‘s Hong Chau joining the series in a key role. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, the series […]

The Bleeding Cool Top 25 TV Influencers 2019 Countdown: #15-#11

Andy Kaufman scared the living hell out of me when I was ten – and I’ve been thankful for it ever since. When I was growing up, there were four gospels to Friday nights. Bedtime set at 8 p.m. No debate. No discussion. Dad would pass out in his recliner after working shifts at the […]

HBO’s Watchmen: “Masks Save Lives” Even When “Hiding in Plain Sight” (TEASERS)

With Damon Lindelof‘s authorized adaptation “remix” of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic 1986 DC Comics limited series Watchmen set to premiere on HBO in 2019, viewers were given two additional teasers for the upcoming series. Following up on the show’s first post, the two latest additons to the series’ Instagram account continue with the yellow-masked police officers of Tulsa, Oklahoma – this […]


Castle Rock Season 1 Finale ‘Romans’ Leaves the Right Questions Unanswered (REVIEW)

Time has finally run out for the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock – and possibly for the town itself – as questions are answered and decisions made in the season finale of the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle […]

‘Castle Rock’ Schisma: Looking Ahead to ‘Romans,’ Back at Our ‘Henry Deaver’ Review

Time has finally run out for the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock – and possibly for the town itself – as a number of questions begin to get answered in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, […]

Castle Rock Season 1 ‘Henry Deaver’ Review: Mind Blown in Ways ‘Twin Peaks’ Couldn’t

With only two episodes to go in the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, time is running out as things quickly go from bad to really, really bad around the town in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle […]


Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 8 ‘Past Perfect’ Review: “I Didn’t Ask for Any of This”

With three episodes left in the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have turned more tragic and mysterious than ever before in and around Castle Rock in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill […]

Castle Rock ‘Past Perfect’ Preview: Henry, Molly Learn What The Kid’s Capable Of

With three episodes left in the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have turned more tragic and mysterious than ever before in and around Castle Rock in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill […]

At The Overlook Hotel, All Work and No Honey Makes Bear a Dull Cub

In what might end up being one of the best viral marketing campaigns ever for Hulu‘s Castle Rock (then again…), the staff at The Stanley Hotel — the visual inspiration for director Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 horror film adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1977 novel and the filming location for the 1997 television adaptation — had a […]


Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 7 ‘The Queen’ Review: Sissy Spacek Gives Royal Performance in Season’s Best Episode

With four episodes remaining in the first season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, things have been literally and figuratively heating up around the town in the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative that’s based around the (in)famous fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, […]

‘Castle Rock’ Co-Creators on 4 Must-Read Stephen King Books [SPOILERS]

With its freshman season halfway over and a second season renewal already in place, Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock has been a huge hit for the streaming service. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative based around the famed (and infamous) fictional town, Castle Rock has proven accessible to those new to the […]

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 6 ‘Filter’ Review: “This Place Was His Church”

We’re now at the midway point for the inaugural season of Hulu‘s horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, and things have gotten righteously weird very fast – with things literally heating up (…so about that wildfire…) for the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King’s works into a “shared universe” narrative based […]