Castle Rock (2018–2019)
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Some birds can be caged.


Nicole Kassell


Stephen King (based on characters and settings by), Sam Shaw (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
André Holland ... Henry Deaver
Melanie Lynskey ... Molly Strand
Bill Skarsgård ... The Kid
Jane Levy ... Jackie Torrance
Sissy Spacek ... Ruth Deaver
Scott Glenn ... Alan Pangborn
Ann Cusack ... Warden Porter
Mark Harelik ... Gordon
Adam Rothenberg ... Reverend Matthew Deaver
Rory Culkin ... Willie
Chosen Jacobs ... Wendell Deaver
Caleel Harris ... Young Henry Deaver
Jayne Atkinson ... Officer Reese
Charlie Tahan ... Dean Merrill
Jeffrey Pierce ... Young Alan Pangborn


Molly explains to Henry what she has learned from The Kid regarding their intersecting lives and realities. Henry and The Kid are arrested as suspects in the flurry of deaths. In jail, The Kid tells Henry that bad follows him because he is an anomaly to this reality, and that they must go together to Castle Lake before the sounds, signifying the realities are touching, disappear. More strange deaths occur, leading to some Shawshank inmates slaughtering civilians and officers at the Castle Rock jail. Henry and The Kid escape in the confusion, with The Kid forcing Henry, at gunpoint, to Castle Lake. Henry starts to remember his experience with his father in 1991, including the fact that he pushed Preacher Deaver off a cliff for planning to kill his mother, Ruth. Henry overpowers The Kid. One year later, Henry is living in Castle Rock as a property lawyer, Molly is a successful real estate agent in the Florida Keys and The Kid is imprisoned in the now-abandoned Shawshank. In a ...

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Henry Deaver (André Holland) mentions Wilma Jerzyck when explaining that his client (Ron) dug his septic tank on her property. Jerzyck is a character in another Stephen King novel Needful Things which is also set in Castle Rock. See more »


When setting up a chessboard the light colored squares are always in the lower right hand corner. See more »


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References National Treasure (2004) See more »


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18 April 2020 | by ContrefaireSee all my reviews

How so many didn't really follow the story. Few series in such a long time has both gripped me and left me wondering, wanting to see what comes next and actually wanting to follow the whole season through. The ending to top it off explains more than most want to see it seems, it is a cherry on top of a well dressed cake. It is small but it ties it together, it leaves you wanting more yet it is what you get. All in all the ending is what disappoints the most yet for me, I left satiated. It is not what is left in the end, it is what preceded it all. Not everything has to be a cake on a cake, not everything has to be handed to you just to fill your stomach. It is that dessert to finish it of leaving you feel either bitter or sweet and it was a bit of both for me. That hint at the end just left me smiling, knowing there was both more and less to the story.

You might not agree but it left me with much to ponder and I was glad.

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Release Date:

12 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

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