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Castle Rock season 2 adds cast of classic Stephen King characters including Annie Wilkes

April 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Castlerock Season 2 is lining up as many iconic King characters as season 1… and it has the actors to make it something special.

The lastest addition is Cloverfield star Lizzy Caplan who will play Misery’s Annie Wilkes – the role made infamously famous by Kathy Bates in the movie Misery.

Joining her is Tim Robbins  as crimeboss Reginald “Pop” Merrill.

Garret Hedlund will play John “Ace” Merrill, the bully who is taking over his uncle’s business and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalem’s Lot – the role wasmade famous by Keifer Sutherland in Stand By Me.

Matthew Alan will portray Chris Merrill, Pop’s nephew and Ace’s brother.

Yusra Warsama will play Dr Nadia Omar, the medical director of a rural hospital in Jerusalem’s Lot (another famous King location in the novels) whose rational and scientific mind will be put to the test. Barkhad Abdi will is Abdi Omar, Nadia’s tough, older brother

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

It’s unlikely any of the original cast will return for season 2 as the idea of the series is to tell a ffresh tale each season… but we wouldn’t entirely rule out nods or cameos.

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….