Bill Skarsgård is set to star in another adaptation based on the world of Stephen King, becoming a series regular on Hulu’s Castle Rock.
According to Variety, Skarsgård will join the psychological-horror taking on the role of a young man with an unusual legal problem. Skarsgård, who is known for his roles on Hemlock Grove and the 2016 Divergent film Allegiant, will join a cast that includes Oscar Award winner Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Moonlight’s André Holland, Jane Levy (Evil Dead) and Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness).
Earlier this year, a short teaser was released announcing the upcoming Hulu series, which hails from producer J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. The show takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, a nexus of paranormal, supernatural and downright creepy mind-bending events. Several King novels, novellas, and short stories take place in Castle Rock, including Bag of Bones, Cujo, The Dead Zone, Needful Things, The Dark Half, and Lisey’s Story. The location is also referenced in King’s ‘IT’ and Pet Sematary.
Castle Rock is an original suspense reimagining of King canon that intertwines Stephen King’s beloved stories into one epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Hulu has ordered 10 episodes of the series, with Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason penning the script and executive producing, alongside J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.
Production on Castle Rock begins this year. The series has yet to get an official premiere date, although it is expected to hit screens in 2018. Check out the teaser trailer below: