Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
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Bill Skarsgård ...  The Kid 12 episodes, 2018-2019
André Holland ...  Henry Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Lizzy Caplan ...  Annie Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Melanie Lynskey ...  Molly Strand 10 episodes, 2018
Paul Sparks ...  John 'Ace' Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Barkhad Abdi ...  Abdi Howlwadaag 10 episodes, 2019
Jane Levy ...  Jackie Torrance 10 episodes, 2018
Yusra Warsama ...  Dr. Nadia Howlwadaag 10 episodes, 2019
Sissy Spacek ...  Ruth Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
Elsie Fisher ...  Joy Wilkes 10 episodes, 2019
Matthew Alan ...  Chris Merrill 10 episodes, 2019
Tim Robbins ...  Reginald 'Pop' Merrill 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
Aaron Staton ...  Pastor / ... 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Tenea Intriago ...  Vera 7 episodes, 2019
Noel Fisher ...  Dennis Zalewski 6 episodes, 2018
Alison Wright ...  Valerie Blount 6 episodes, 2019
Faysal Ahmed ...  Hassan 6 episodes, 2019
Abby Corrigan ...  Chance 6 episodes, 2019
Georgia Lyman ...  Heather / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Ann Cusack ...  Warden Porter 5 episodes, 2018
Skylan Brooks ...  Timothy 5 episodes, 2019
Isayas Theodros ...  Jamal 5 episodes, 2019
Chris Mulkey ...  Clay 5 episodes, 2019
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Young Alan Pangborn 5 episodes, 2018
Joy Lang ...  Councilwoman Pinto 5 episodes, 2019
Owen Burke ...  Lance 5 episodes, 2019
Harbi Osman Harbi Osman ...  Naji / ... 5 episodes, 2019
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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 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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The song "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" is used three times during the series - including the first song heard in the series premiere (Gene Pitney's 1963 version) and the last song heard over the closing credits of the season one finale (Dusty Springfield's 1964 version) - capturing the underlying situation of The Kid in the lyrics: "Dearest darling, I had to write to say that I won't be home anymore / 'Cause something happened to me while I was driving home / And I'm not the same anymore". See more »

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Brooding, with a sense of doom, without much meaning
27 July 2018 | by Matt345See all my reviews

Stephen King isn't my favourite kind of writer, even for adaptations, however one could expect original material by him to have at least some kind of recognizable, coherent structure. This feels distinctly different even to someone with only passing knowledge of Stephen King stories, as it is clearly not an original. This series is full of a sense brooding and doom, however without any coherence or anything to justify one's interest, instead it does what is the norm nowadays in TV writing: it simply assumes one's interest, takes it for granted, because watching stuff is practically a civil duty nowadays. What one is fed then is merely a pastiche of vague thematic references to Stephen King stories.

Aside from lacking any hooks, and generally a sense of believability, it also has these little signs of inferior writing: when a prison guard walks around in the semi-dark with a drawn gun, while the alarm is blaring, a colleague silently creeps up on him from behind to touch him on the shoulder, and because this moment of "surprise" formally ends the clichéd moment of fake-tension, it is supposedly the fault of the guard with the gun when he reacts hostilely, rather than the idiot's for not announcing himself (or saying the other's name) like an intelligent human being. People behave as demanded by the structure, not by any sort of logic or realism. This sense of banality defines all the proceedings and characters.


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25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Orange, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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