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“Castle Rock” Season 2: Robin Weigert as Annie Wilkes’ Mom; Greg Grunberg, Alison Wright, Sarah Gadon Join Hulu Series

Hulu’s critically-acclaimed Stephen King “shared universe” series Castle Rock is currently in production, but that doesn’t mean it’s stop accepting residents. Robin Weigert (Big Little Lies, Deadwood), Alison Wright (The Americans), Greg Grunberg (A Star is Born, Heroes), and Sarah Gadon (True Detective) will guest-star in the horror anthology’s upcoming sophomore season from creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, J.J. Abrams, […]

JJ Abrams to Write New Spider-Man Comic with Son and Artist Sara Pichelli

“We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent”: JJ Abrams, Henry Abrams, And Spider-Man

I don’t believe the Spider-Man comic deserves this outcry. Yes, Henry Abrams’s father, J.J. Abrams, got Henry in the door. It’s the worst parts of nepotism and a stunt hire combined. Henry’s got no previous serialized fiction credits we’d care to be aware of, and it’s unclear how much of J.J. Abrams’ ideas will be […]



JJ Abrams to Write New Spider-Man Comic with Son and Artist Sara Pichelli

J.J. Abrams to Write Spider-Man Comic with Son and Artist Sara Pichelli

It can take decades of hard work to make a name for yourself in the comic book industry, rising through the ranks until you finally have a chance to produce stories about one of the industry’s prestigious flagship characters. Or, you could just be a famous movie director and his 20-year-old son and skip right […]

“Lovecraft Country”: HBO’s J.J. Abrams/Jordan Peele Series Adds Abbey Lee in Recasting; Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith as Recurring

The road to HBO‘s upcoming thriller-drama series Lovecraft Country is one now paved with casting changes and additions, with Abbey Lee (Neon Demon) replacing previously cast Elizabeth Debicki in the role of Christina Braithwhite. In addition, Jamie Chung (The Gifted) and Jordan Patrick Smith (Unbroken) have joined the cast in recurring roles. Lee, Chung, and […]

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Update: Premiere Finishes Filming; Begins “On The Heels” of Season 1

Hulu’s critically-acclaimed Stephen King “shared universe” series Castle Rock is currently in production, with 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), Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why), and John Hoogenakker (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) joining the horror anthology’s upcoming sophomore season from creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, J.J. Abrams, and King. But […]

HBO Signs Kevin Lau (The Nevers, Lovecraft Country) to Overall Deal

HBO Signs Kevin Lau (The Nevers, Lovecraft Country) to Overall Deal

Writer-director Kevin Lau has found himself involved in two major upcoming HBO projects – and now he’s found himself in an overall deal with the cable giant. Not only is Lau a staff writer on Joss Whedon‘s (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) epic science fiction drama series The Nevers, but he’s also written for […]

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‘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 […]


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 […]