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Castle Rock 

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Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
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Series cast summary:
André Holland ...  Henry Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Melanie Lynskey ...  Molly Strand 10 episodes, 2018
Bill Skarsgård ...  The Kid 10 episodes, 2018
Jane Levy ...  Jackie Torrance 10 episodes, 2018
Sissy Spacek ...  Ruth Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Barkhad Abdi ...  Abdi Omar 10 episodes, 2019
Matthew Alan ...  Chris Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Lizzy Caplan ...  Annie Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Elsie Fisher ...  Joy Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Tim Robbins ...  Reginald 'Pop' Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Yusra Warsama ...  Dr. Nadia Omar 10 episodes, 2019
Caleel Harris ...  Young Henry Deaver 9 episodes, 2018
Scott Glenn ...  Alan Pangborn 8 episodes, 2018
Adam Rothenberg ...  Reverend Matthew Deaver 8 episodes, 2018
Noel Fisher ...  Dennis Zalewski 6 episodes, 2018
Ann Cusack ...  Warden Porter 5 episodes, 2018
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Young Alan Pangborn 5 episodes, 2018
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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. Written by ahmetkozan

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USA

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25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Orange, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Bad Robot, Warner Bros. See more »
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16:9 HD
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On June 19, 2018, it was announced that the series would hold its world premiere during the show's panel at San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California where cast members including Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, and Melanie Lynskey were set to be in attendance. See more »

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Had An Intriguing Start But Goes Nowhere Interesting
11 September 2018 | by plasticanimalzSee all my reviews

First of all, I do not get the impression the two creators of the show ever read a Stephen King book other than the synopsis on the back of some of his books. There is little elements of Stephen King in here or his books, other than keeping the names of certain buildings, and off-handedly mentioning things, here and there. I feel like the creators sold the idea on the interesting concept explored in the first episodes...but had no idea where it was going beyond that. It shows. You're intrigued at first and follow along despite the show being slow, because Bill Skarsgard is just so creepy, weird, and intriguing, and Sissy Spacek is great, and you feel like it's going somewhere...but then you realize, maybe it's not...and then eventually you don't care where it's going because it just seems like a ship adrift that doesn't know where it's going either.

Also, the main character, Henry is seriously out classed by his fellow actors which as the show goes along stands out more and more. You begin to wonder how the heck this guy was hired to lead a cast of Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynsky and other big name TV actors, and the excellent performance of new star Bill Skarsgard. I also was finding it hard to believe that every women he encounters seems to be throwing herself at him or flirting with him. He looks like he had a chest hair graft put on his face as a beard and it's very distracting. It eventually became all I could focus on when I saw him because his acting was so one-note. His character is also such a jerk, always angry, it is hard to believe why anyone would like him, including the audience. It's like the actor is stuck on one emotion the whole time which makes it really hard to follow him through most of the show.

I really got the impression the creators are big David Lynch fans and not Stephen King fans. But even David Lynch could follow a steady, engaging plot the majority of the time and was great at creating mood. The mood in this show is also one-note. There's simply no depth. No evolvement. The people think it's a crap town from the beginning of the show and it only gets worse. Why? The town looks cute. It's Maine. Maine is beautiful. It just didn't make much sense and didn't seem to be going anywhere worth going.


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