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Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
André Holland ...  Henry Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Melanie Lynskey ...  Molly Strand 10 episodes, 2018
Bill Skarsgård ...  The Kid 10 episodes, 2018
Jane Levy ...  Jackie Torrance 10 episodes, 2018
Sissy Spacek ...  Ruth Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Barkhad Abdi ...  Abdi Omar 10 episodes, 2019
Matthew Alan ...  Chris Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Lizzy Caplan ...  Annie Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Elsie Fisher ...  Joy Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Tim Robbins ...  Reginald 'Pop' Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Yusra Warsama ...  Dr. Nadia Omar 10 episodes, 2019
Caleel Harris ...  Young Henry Deaver 9 episodes, 2018
Scott Glenn ...  Alan Pangborn 8 episodes, 2018
Adam Rothenberg ...  Reverend Matthew Deaver 8 episodes, 2018
Noel Fisher ...  Dennis Zalewski 6 episodes, 2018
Owen Burke ...  Lance 6 episodes, 2019
Ann Cusack ...  Warden Porter 5 episodes, 2018
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Young Alan Pangborn 5 episodes, 2018
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A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King's literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller - a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. Written by ahmetkozan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Orange, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Bad Robot, Warner Bros. See more »
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16:9 HD
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Entertainment Weekly's Kristen Baldwin gave the series a grade of "A-" and commended it saying, "Though most characters are new (Scott Glenn's Alan Pangborn, a sheriff who appeared in Needful Things and The Dark Half, is one exception), for King fans the world of Castle Rock will be inescapably familiar. Spending time here feels, in many ways, like coming home - with all of the excitement and dread such a visit entails." See more »

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Extremely disappointed by last two episodes
16 March 2019 | by chao_daiSee all my reviews

Castle Rock is a wonderfully weird, creepy. mysterious serious with good script, acting and everything else.

I chain-watched it over a couple of days when I was off and I really enjoyed it. There is a thick sense of mystery that you are desperate to cut through to find the answer, and for the first few episodes this is effectively constructed with lots of excellent Stephen King references.

Sadly, the last two episodes completely destroyed the series for me and I could hardly believe they'd decided to take that particular route. I won't say anything of the plot to avoid spoilers, but to me, the last two episodes felt like the writers had built so much mystery up that they confused themselves and finally just threw in a hastily created finale to explain things.

I haven't been so disappointed in a long time by such a promising series.

I rated Castle Rock a 7 because it is genuinely an excellent series but is severely compromised by the final two episodes.


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