Castle Rock (2018– )
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Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney, confronts his dark past when an anonymous call lures him back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine.


Michael Uppendahl





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
André Holland ... Henry Deaver
Melanie Lynskey ... Molly Strand
Bill Skarsgård ... The Kid
Jane Levy ... Jackie Torrance (credit only)
Sissy Spacek ... Ruth Deaver
Scott Glenn ... Alan Pangborn
Noel Fisher ... Dennis Zalewski
Frances Conroy ... Martha Lacy
Ann Cusack ... Warden Porter
Phyllis Somerville ... Leanne
Chris Coy ... Boyd
Josh Cooke ... Reeves
Caleel Harris ... Young Henry Deaver
Schuyler Fisk ... Young Ruth Deaver
Jeffrey Pierce ... Young Alan Pangborn


Henry Deaver, a death-row attorney, confronts his dark past when an anonymous call lures him back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine.

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25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Severance See more »

Filming Locations:

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Henry Deaver arrives in Maine on a Trailways bus. In "The Shawshank Redemption," Red leaves Maine on a Trailways bus. See more »


It's not likely that Warden Norton's suicide bullet left a hole that would still be seen all these years later: in The Shawshank Redemption, he was sitting in front of a window when he shot himself. The blood and brains are splattered on the glass behind him, not on a wall. See more »


References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »


Se Vuol Ballare from The Marriage of Figaro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Jeremy Siepmann & Nicolas Boulton
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Like visiting an old friend you don't completely trust
27 July 2018 | by jsrthetaSee all my reviews

Castle Rock, the town, is dead, but no one's told it yet, so it keeps on breathing.

Reading Stephen King, with whom I share the New England childhood experience, I always envisioned Castle Rock and Derry, as horrible as they could be, as having some sunlight, some happy days. But so far, the Castle Rock of this series is unremittingly dank, and shadowed, and whispering. If you drove through by accident, your foot would unconsciously hit the accelerator right after the "Welcome To" sign. This is so far a very bleak vision, bleaker than I normally I expect from King. But it works very well in generating an atmosphere of fear and anticipation.

As of this episode (2), the sets are still being decorated and the machinery of horror is laid out unassembled, but you know something wicked this way is coming, that's for sure. The acting is flawless (look at the cast!), with a special nod to Noel Fisher who seems like he's always good no matter what he does. (You know Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Terry O'Quinn and the rest already - they have this stuff down.) Shawshank prison is here, too, and what looks like Cujo's cousin - it's a reunion of sorts but with a new direction, and you can't wait to see where it goes.

The town, though, is so far as important a character as anyone else in the story. I remember what seems like a million old, dead mill towns in New England, and they all looked like Castle Rock. Dark and closed, but with something or someone behind every faded curtain and warped front door, watching.

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