Hulu’s King-centric series Castle Rock started off pretty strong but unfortunately (at least in the eyes of this King fan) lost some steam in the later episodes and kind of sputtered its way to its finale. With that being said – I still love the idea that those behind the series are attempting to build and maybe in their freshman outing they can fix some of the errors presented the first time around.
They took a big first step in the right direction by crossing over one of King’s most notable villains – Annie Wilkes. Yes, the lovable psycho nurse from Misery is returning – this time a few years younger. The synopsis for S2 explains:
“A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.”
Lizzy Caplan of Cloverfield fame will play the young Ms. Wilkes. Tim Robbins – no stranger to Stephen King adaptations is also on board.
That’s enough to gain my commitment to Season Two – let’s do this!