Tim Robbins To Star In 'Misery'-Themed Second Season Of 'Castle Rock'

Released last year, the first season of Hulu's "Castle Rock," set in the Stephen King universe, saw the return of Carrie star Sissy Spacek, and Deadline now reports that Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) will also be returning to the world of King in Season 2!

The site adds that Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Garrett Hedlund (Triple Frontier) and Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) have also joined the cast for the second season of "Castle Rock".

Caplan will be portraying the iconic Misery antagonist Annie Wilkes!

Yusra Warsama (Assassin’s Creed: Origins), Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner 2049) and Matthew Alan (13 Reasons Why) will return to the series.

In the second season, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Caplan), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

The site also details Season 2's characters.

Caplan’s Annie Wilkes is a nurse and superfan battling to overcome mental health issues.

Robbins is Reginald “Pop” Merrill. The Patriarch of Stephen King’s iconic crime family, Pop is dying of cancer and at a reckoning with his family.

Hedlund plays John “Ace” Merril. Castle Rock’s legendary bully, Ace is taking over his uncle Pop’s businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot.

Fisher is Joy. Annie’s home-schooled teenage daughter, Joy is starting to have questions about her mother’s sanity.

Warsam is Dr. Nadia Omar. The Harvard-trained Somali medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem’s Lot, Dr. Omar’s rational and scientific mind will be put to the test.

Abdi will portray Abdi Omar. The tough, older brother of Nadia, Abdi leads the charge to build a Somali community center that will deepen the roots of his people in Maine.

Alan plays Chris Merrill. Pop’s nephew and Ace’s brother, Chris struggles to keep peace between the Merrills and the Somali community.

J.J. Abrams produces the series.


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