Lost Vet Terry O'Quinn Is Reteaming With J.J. Abrams For Stephen King Series Castle Rock

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Terry O'Quinn was a mysterious figure on the small screen for years thanks to his role as John Locke on ABC's Lost. Now, he's poised to reunite with Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams on his brand new television project. O'Quinn has landed a key role in the upcoming anthology series Castle Rock, which will air on Hulu as a series drawing from a number of Stephen King's most iconic works.

In the new series, Terry O'Quinn will play a man by the name of Dale Lacy, who is a dependable figure in the community of folks living in Castle Rock. No further details have been released about the character, but the odds are good that we'll see a fair amount of O'Quinn in Castle Rock. Unfortunately, Dale Lacy is not the name of anybody who has appeared in one of Stephen King's stories, so we can't even guess about the part he'll have to play in the series.

We can say that Terry O'Quinn will be surrounded by some fantastic actors as the inhabitants of Castle Rock. He joins a cast comprised of Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, as well as Stephen King alums Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgard. We can be pretty confident that Spacek and Skarsgard won't be playing Carrie White and Pennywise the Dancing Clown for their parts in Castle Rock, but it should be fun to see them in new roles in a Stephen King project. The most recent to join the cast prior to Terry O'Quinn signing on was Scott Glenn, who will play Sheriff Alan Pangborn in the new series.

Castle Rock gets its title from the fictional Stephen King location of the same name. Along with Derry and 'Salem's Lot, Castle Rock is the setting for a number of King's most unforgettable books and short stories. It's not yet clear if the anthology will primarily cover stories set in Castle Rock, but the teaser indicates that we'll be getting stories from all throughout the Stephen King multiverse. The plots will likely be framed by the people living in Castle Rock in the series; we shouldn't necessarily rule out characters from The Shining or Carrie just because they didn't appear in the town in the source material.

All of this said, Castle Rock will go in its own direction, as Stephen King doesn't have any plans to write any episodes, although he has been in contact with J.J. Abrams about how the show is going to work. Castle Rock is an ambitious project, and it bodes well that King is open to sharing his input with Abrams. With a cast filled with actors like Terry O'Quinn, we're probably in for a stellar series.

We'll have to wait and see. No premiere date has yet been set for Castle Rock, so we can't say when Terry O'Quinn will make his Hulu debut as Dale Lacy. In the meantime, you can check out the adaptation of Stephen King's It, which will hit theaters everywhere on September 8. Don't forget to check out our fall TV premiere schedule for your options on the small screen moving forward.

Laura Hurley
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Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel and can cite multiple TV shows to explain why. She does, however, want to believe that she can sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation (and author bios).