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Castle Rock series casts its first lead, plus death row details

The upcoming Hulu, Stephen King, J.J. Abrams series CASTLE ROCK is at the very top of my must-see list for TV. Be damned STRANGER THINGS S2 and everything else. I'm all about my Stephen King TV. 

That said, to say the series has been cloaked in mystery or some other such nonsense would be beating a dead bad robot at this point as every human alive knows CASTLE ROCK is a black hole of inside info.

But that all changes (slightly) today as we get the news that the series has cast its first lead actor in the form of MOONLIGHT and AHS: ROANOKE's André Holland. More interesting than this first bit of casting are the character details that were slipped in along the way.

Turns out Holland will be playing "a death row attorney."

Now I know that isn't much to go off, but still, just like the rest of you, my mind went straight to THE GREEN MILE! Will John Coffey perhaps come back in a new form? I don't want to gossip and speculate too much here, but my mind is reeling with possibilities.

We'll let you know when we hear more!

CASTLE ROCK synopsis:

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. 

Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. A teaser for the project, released by Bad Robot on Friday, has garnered more than 1 million views.

CASTLE ROCK is based on the Stephen King universe and comes to us from executive producers J. J. Abrams, Dustin Thomason, and Sam Shaw. The series stars André Holland (AHS: ROANOKE), so far.

CASTLE ROCK hits Hulu sometime in 2018.

What do YOU think CASTLE ROCK will be about - specifically. Let us know your current theories on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Extra Tidbit: One a scale of one - slapping babies, how excited are you for CASTLE ROCK?
Source: Variety

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