Chosen Jacobs, who played Mike Hanlon, one of the young “Losers” in last year’s smash ‘It’, is moving back to the Stephen King-verse, having joined the cast of Hulu’s upcoming ‘Castle Rock’. The series, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, weaves together various characters and themes from King’s work, all into one setting. Jacobs will play Wendell Deaver, the son of André Holland’s Henry Deaver. I don’t *think* Henry Deaver is from an actual King work, but we do know that he is an attorney and in the trailer for the series, he is shown receiving a letter from Shawshank Penitentiary.
Jacobs’ casting reunites him with his ‘It’ costar Bill Skarsgård who played the horrific Pennywise. Skarsgård’s character has not been revealed, but he is shown to be a prisoner at Shawshank Penitentiary. Since his character is behind bars, Skarsgård will probably only interact with Henry and not Wendell.
Jacobs will, however, likely share plenty of screen time with another King vet, Sissy Spacek. Spacek plays Ruth Deaver, Henry’s adopted mother and therefore, Wendell’s grandmother. Spacek of course, starred in the horror classic ‘Carrie’. (Then again, in the trailer, Spacek seemed to be terrorized, so she may not be around much.)
The trailer for ‘Castle Rock’ mentions several of King’s works, although it’s unclear if characters from all of these will appear on the show. Those mentioned include ‘It’, ‘Dolores Claiborne’, ‘Needful Things’, ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘Night Shift’, ‘The Green Mile’, ‘Misery’, ‘Hearts in Atlantis’, ‘The Shining’, ‘The Mangler’, ‘Four Past Midnight’, ‘Different Seasons’, ‘Nightmares & Dreamscapes’, ‘The Dark Half’, and ‘The Night Flier’. The town of Castle Rock first appeared in 1979’s ‘Night Shift’.
The series also stars Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, Terry O’Quinn and Frank L. Ridley.
Despite releasing a trailer during the Super Bowl, Hulu has not announced a release date for ‘Castle Rock’ yet.
Source: Bloody Disgusting