“I’m directing the first episode [and] an episode later in the season, too,” Yaitanes told IndieWire. “[Co-creator] Dusty [Thomason] pitched me a departure episode later in the season that was too enticing to say no to, [but] I was happy to come in to launch the season. […] It was great to get that call.”
Yaitanes directed the award-winning eighth episode of “Castle Rock” Season 1, titled “The Queen,” and he said the team learned a lot from how well that entry connected with viewers.
“We wanted to evolve the look on a visual level, and move and be with characters more,” he said.