The world of Stephen King got here alive within the Hulu collection Castle Rock final 12 months, and now season 2 is on the point of drop. To promote Castle Rock‘s subsequent installment, Hulu has launched a brand new teaser, which you’ll watch above!
This new teaser is centered round new forged member Lizzy Caplan (Master’s of Sex) as Annie Wilkes, the crazed nurse serial killer from King’s well-known 1987 novel Misery, which spawned the Oscar-winning movie starring Kathy Bates as Wilkes. The teaser reveals Wilkes attempting to keep up the phantasm of being a domesticated lady and benevolent caregiver, even whereas one thing darkish and violent is steadily effervescent up from inside her. In this model of Wilkes remixed for Castle Rock appears to provide the unstable serial killer nurse a household, which will definitely difficult her urgings to kill.
A montage of footage on the trailer’s finish teases rather more intrigue for this upcoming season. The setting has moved from Castle Rock Maine to “Jerusalem’s Lot,” which is after all reference to the setting of King’s 1975 novel Salem’s Lot. That ebook noticed a author return to his hometown, solely to comprehend that it is being taken over by vampires. Tim Robbins seems as Reginald “Pop” Merrill, the proprietor of the The Emporium Galorium junk store, which seems or is talked about in King tales like Pet Sematary, The Sun Dog, and Needful Things. Heroes star Greg Grunberg makes an (uncredited) look; Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi and Yusra Warsama play Somali siblings created for the present – a neighborhood chief and physician, respectively. By among the darker implications of the teaser, Salmen’s Lot will not be a welcoming place to the Somali individuals.
Finally, a shot of Caplan’s Annie Wilkes bloodied and tied to a mattress is a pleasant massive twist on Stephen King fan expectations of Misery’s storyline!
While this new Castle Rock teaser is intriguing, a number of viewers could also be thrown by the whole lack of connection between this new footage and the occasions and characters of season 1. Castle Rockis structured to be an anthology collection a la American Horror Story, however season 1’s closing episodes had been admittedly a lackluster decision to all of the thriller Easter egg references that season 1 was filled with. There was even an enormous tease of a potential Shining connection to be explored within the subsequent chapter, although to date there isn’t any signal of that occuring.
Still, Lizzy Caplan is a superb actress and her efficiency as Annie Wilkes seems prefer it may maintain this season collectively – even when the broader storyline about Salem’s Lot hate and violence towards outsiders would not land properly.
Castle Rock season 2 premieres on October 23rd, on Hulu.