Sissy Spacek was the leading lady of one of the most iconic horror movies of all time. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Carrie starred Spacek as a telekinetic teenager whose classmates tormented her to the breaking point. Carrie was Spacek's big break into showbiz. Now, she has signed on to appear in another project based on the horror of Stephen King. Sissy Spacek has landed a role in Hulu's upcoming anthology series Castle Rock.
Castle Rock will tie together a number of different characters, themes, and stories from Stephen King works into one massive interconnected universe on Hulu. Sissy Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, who is the adoptive mother of a retired professor by the name of Henry. Ruth's role in the series isn't entirely clear, but given that Henry's memories may be what tie all the stories of the anthology together, we can bet that she'll have an important part to play. Spacek is fresh off her run as Sally Rayburn in all three seasons of Netflix's Bloodline, which came to an end earlier this year.
Another new addition to Castle Rock is Jane Levy of Suburgatory and Don't Breathe. She'll play the self-appointed historian of the town of Castle Rock with a troubling fixation on death. Levy and Sissy Spacek join Andre Holland, who had already landed the role of Henry. Little is known about these characters, but it sounds like they'll be setting the stage for the anthology, weaving the stories for audiences.
If the first look at Castle Rock is any indication, they'll have some seriously scary stories to weave. A teaser trailer indicates that we'll be seeing the stories of Stephen King projects like The Shining, IT, Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile, 'Salem's Lot, and Needful Things. Many of these projects have already been adapted for TV and/or movies. In fact, a new adaptation of IT is in the works to guarantee that a whole new generation can have the pants scared off them by the evil clown Pennywise. It should be interesting to see how Castle Rock can possibly pull off weaving such epic tales of horror together into one series.
The new series got its name from the fictional location Castle Rock, which is the setting of several Stephen King stories. It's one of three fictional towns in Maine that King has used frequently, with the other two being Derry and Jerusalem's Lot. Given that IT and 'Salem's Lot are among the Stephen King works likely to be covered in the series, it seems that all the action won't necessarily be set in Castle Rock.
We'll have to wait and see. J.J. Abrams is on board Castle Rock, making this series his second collaboration with Hulu and Stephen King after 11/22/63 debuted in 2016. Check back with CinemaBlend for the latest in horror news, and be sure to swing by our summer TV guide and 2017 Netflix premiere schedule to find all your small screen options.