It's Bill Skarsgard joins the cast of Stephen King's Castle Rock

Bill Skarsgard

Moving right along from one Stephen King project to another, actor Bill Skarsgård - who plays the evil clown Pennywise in MAMA director Andy Muschietti's upcoming adaptation of the epic King novel IT - has signed on to be a series regular in the King Hulu series Castle Rock.

A Bad Robot Productions / Warner Bros. Television collaboration from writers Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw and executive producers J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer, Castle Rock is a 

psychological-horror drama set in the Stephen King multiverse that 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.

Skarsgård won't be playing Pennywise in the series, but rather "a young man with an unusual legal problem." His co-stars will include Melanie Lynskey as a woman with a rare medical condition, Jane Levy as the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock, André Holland as death row attorney Henry, and Sissy Spacek as Henry's adoptive mother.

The first season of Castle Rock will begin filming soon and is set to run for 10 episodes. The show is expected to premiere on Hulu sometime in 2018.

King fans will already be well acquainted with Skarsgård's Pennywise by then, as the first part of Muschietti's two part adaptation is scheduled for release on September 8, 2017.

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Source: Variety



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