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Castle Rock 

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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
Garrett Hedlund ...  John 'Ace' Merrill 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
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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Orange, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Bad Robot, Warner Bros. See more »
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Ben Travers of Indiewire gave the series a grade of "B+" and complimented it saying, "For a show that could've been dominated by its origins, Castle Rock sure has a good time breathing new life into them. Smart, fun scares; deeply felt, well-founded characters; layers of story to decipher, along with the references - what more could you want in a new piece of the Stephen King library?" 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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