Castle Rock

The first trailer for Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 is here and it introduces Lizzy Caplan as Annie Wilkes, the “budding psychopath” from Stephen King’s ‘Misery’.  As this clip shows, it doesn’t look as though Paul Sheldon was the first victim to fall under her “care.”  Annie is a pill-popping nurse, who really needs to work on her bedside manner.  It also appears that she is wanted by the law for her crime(s).  Is she now living in hiding, under a new identity?

Up to this point, it has been known that the main plot of Season 2 would center on tensions between two factions, those in Castle Rock, led by the Merril family, and the Somali population in neighboring Jerusalem’s Lot.  How does Annie fit into that?  We’ll have to wait and see.


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Check out the new trailer below:

This year’s cast also includes Elsie Fisher as Annie’s daughter, Joy and Robin Weigert as her mother.  John Hoogenakker portrays “a man with a complicated connection to Annie,” while Sarah Gadon will portray Rita Green, a “vengeful woman” from her past.  Ruby Cruz appears in flashbacks as Annie as a child.

Greg Grunberg appears as Sheriff Boucher, “a local official, who faces off against a brewing, dark force in Castle Rock.”  Paul Sparks plays John “Ace” Merrill, a character who will be taking over his uncle Reginald “Pop” Merrill’s businesses and threatening a fragile peace with Jerusalem’s Lot.  Pop will be played by Tim Robbins, with Matthew Alan as Chris Merrill, “Pop’s nephew and Ace’s brother who struggles to keep the peace between the Merrills and the Somali community.”

Dr. Nadia Omar, played by Yusra Warsama, is “the Harvard-trained Somali medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem’s Lot whose rational and scientific mind will be put to the test.”  In the trailer, Dr. Omar appears suspicious of nurse Annie.  Barkhad Abdi appears as Abdi Omar, “Nadia’s tough, older brother who leads the charge to build a Somali community center that will deepen the roots of his people in Maine.”

Finally, Alison Wright portrays Valerie, “a kind-hearted local who explores the town’s evil history.”


Source: TV Line