We've got a brand new trailer for Castle Rock season 2. The sophomore season of Hulu's Stephen King series will be diving deep into the 1987 novel Misery, all while interweaving its characters with the larger King multiverse. This latest look makes that inescapably clear. Outside of laying out our best look at the story for this season, we're also treated to quite a few King Easter eggs and lots creepy, mysterious imagery.
The trailer kicks off by giving us a taste of the infamous Wilkes, this time played by Lizzy Caplan. Kathy Bates memorably played the character in the 1990 movie based on Misery. We also see Tim Robbins, the man who formerly played Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, back in King's universe. This time around, Robbins is playing Reginald "Pop" Merrill, who was featured in the novella The Sun Dog previously. There are plenty of familiar locations teased, such as Shawshank Prison and Jerusalem's Lot, from Salem's Lot. The trailer hints that something bad is coming, but what that is, we're not quite sure.
Overall, this new look gives us a good sense of what's coming in season 2, without giving too much away. The new season will consist of 10-episodes. The full cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan. Castle Rock season 2 centers on a feud between warring clans in the town that comes to a boiling point when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes makes her way to this little, creepy town. This town has been featured in a number of Stephen King's works over the years, such as Cujo, IT, The Dead Zone and The Body, which served as the basis of Stand By Me. The series attempts to connect all of the dots between the author's massive multiverse.
Aside from the trailer, we'll be learning a lot more about the return of Castle Rock later this week. The series will be taking to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 p.m. ET for what is being billed as a live, 13-minute drive that will provide fans with a driver's seat view as the car winds through the woods en route to Jerusalem's Lot, ultimately leading to an exclusive sneak peek at season 2. Along the way, viewers will see and hear easter eggs from the Stephen King and Bad Robot universes, in addition to a few hints at what's to come this season.
This is just one of the many Stephen King projects going on in Hollywood right now. Following the success of IT at the box office, King became one of the hottest brands on the market, with nearly everyone trying to get in on the action. Castle Rock season 2 is set to premiere on October 23.