The second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock is arriving sooner than expected. Find out exactly when the Hulu Original returns below.
While details surrounding season two of Castle Rock have been kept scarce, Hulu has finally provided fans with a release date. The Hulu Original is set to return on October 23rd which makes the wait a little under two months. That date seems much sooner than anyone anticipated, though it’s likely for marketing.
With there being less than two months before Castle Rock returns, all of the teasers that Hulu has neglected to air will start making the rounds. At the same time, fans will probably learn more about the mysterious new cast.
In case it wasn’t already known, the second season of Castle Rock will kick off a new narrative. This plotline will be separate from season one’s story but it will take place in the same town. The difference in season two is that the action takes place in another time.
The time and setting of Castle Rock Season Two are unknown but considering how the plot is centered around two gang-run business clashing with each other, that likely means it’s set in the 1950s. Feuds between rival gangs were just as common during that time so the timeframe mentioned above fits.
As far as the cast goes, Lizzy Caplan and Tim Robbins are taking the leads. Caplan is portraying a younger version of Nurse Annie Wilkes which should make the second season quite interesting. Robbins is playing Reginald “Pop” Merrill, the retiring leader of his gang.
What’s more, is the deranged Annie Wilkes gets waylaid in the small town and that creates a potentially volatile situation. Anyone who’s seen Misery or read the Stephen King novel knows just how easily Annie Wilkes can be set off by the smallest disturbances. And when Annie gets angry, she gets violent.
The rest of the cast is comprised of Garrett Hedlund, Matthew Alan, Alison Wright, Sarah Gadon, Robin Weigert, and Greg Grunberg. Their character backstories extend a bit further but we’ll leave the specifics for another time.
Are you excited for Castle Rock’s upcoming premiere?
Castle Rock Season 2 premieres on Oct. 23, 2019. Season One is currently streaming on Hulu.
(Source: The Wrap)