‘Castle Rock’: Lizzy Caplan Takes on Iconic Kathy Bates ‘Misery’ Role in Season 2

After nods to a bevy of the author’s prolific work, Season 2 of the Hulu series “Castle Rock” will be focusing on one Stephen King novel in particular. According to Deadline, the upcoming episodes of the anthology series will center on the main character from King’s 1987 book “Misery,” which became an Oscar-winning film three years later. As part of a lengthy announced ensemble for the season, Lizzy Caplan will play Annie Wilkes, the character made infamous by Kathy Bates in the Rob Reiner film. Per reports, this version of Wilkes hasn’t yet fully embraced the dangerous tendencies that would later lead her to hobble her favorite author, but some failed travel plans lead her to the series’ title Maine town.

In addition to Caplan, the stacked Season 2 cast also includes Elsie Fisher, Barkhad Abdi, Tim Robbins, Garrett Hedlund, Yusra Warsama, and Matthew Alan.

Fisher is set to play Annie’s daughter Joy.

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