2:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy to Star in Hulu's 'Castle Rock'
Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy are moving into Hulu's Castle Rock.
The duo have been tapped to star alongside Andre Holland (Moonlight) in the anthology drama from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King.
Castle Rock is a 10-episode project from writers and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan). It is described as an anthology that weaves together characters and themes from King's novels, featuring the mysterious town of Castle Rock. The psychological horror series combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's works, weaving a saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
Spacek, who recently wrapped Netflix's Bloodline, will star as Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Holland) and a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock's unsettling past. The casting reunites Spacek with King after the actress starred in the 1976 feature film adaptation of his horror classic Carrie. The Oscar winner (Coal Miner's Daughter) is repped by UTA, MGMT Entertainment and Rowan & Maron.
Meanwhile, Suburgatory grad Levy will play Jackie, the death-obsessed and self-appointed historian of Castle Rock. The actress most recently starred in horror feature Don't Breathe. Levy is repped by Gersh and Sloane Offer.
Shaw and Thomason developed the Warner Bros. Television drama for TV and exec produce alongside Abrams and his Bad Robot topper Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Production will begin later this year. A premiere date has not yet been determined.