Hulu’s Stephen King ‘Castle Rock’ Adds Scott Glenn as Alan Pangborn
From Michael Rooker to Ed Harris and now Scott Glenn, there’s officially a new sheriff in town. Hulu Stephen King-J.J. Abrams anthology series Castle Rock has added Defenders star Glenn to its cast in the familiar role of Sheriff Alan Pangborn.
Hulu confirms that the veteran star, Leftovers and Daredevil favorite will take the series regular role of Alan Pangborn, a retired sheriff who presided over some of the darkest years in Castle Rock’s checkered history. The character was previously played by Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker in 1993 King adaptation The Dark Half, with Westworld player Ed Harris portraying the character in Needful Things that same year.
Glenn joins a cast that includes It star Bill Skarsgard in an unspecified role, Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, Bloodline alum Sissy Spacek as Ruth Deaver, as the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Moonlight star André Holland) and Suburgatory star Jane Levy as Jackie, “the death-obsessed and self-appointed historian of Castle Rock.”
Manhattan alum Sam Shaw and Dusty Thomason will helm the Bad Robot project, which Warner Bros. describes as:
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. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, Castle Rock serves as the fictional Maine town where many of King’s stories have been set, including The Dead Zone, Cujo, The Body and others. References to the town can also be found in Creepshow, The Shawshank Redemption, Pet Sematary, The Stand, Under the Dome, 11.22.63 and others.
Each season is likely to feature different characters and storylines, but connect with certain themes and characters from previous years. Check out the first Castle Rock teaser again below, and stay tuned.