“Moonlight” star André Holland has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s upcoming Stephen King multiverse project “Castle Rock,” TheWrap has learned.
Holland will play a death row attorney named Henry who has a complicated history with the town of Castle Rock, Maine, which is the setting for a number of King’s books.
“Castle Rock” is a new, mysterious, psychological and horror drama set to premiere on the streaming service. Plot details are scarce, but a 60-second teaser released in February made references to popular King works like “The Shining,” “Pet Semetary,” “Misery,” and others.
The show has been picked up for a 10-episode first season order. It’ll be executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developed the series for television are co-writers and executive producers.
Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television is producing the series.
Holland has been making the rounds on television with roles in “The Knick” and “1600 Penn.” He recently made a splash as Kevin, Chiron’s friend and love interest, in the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight.” He will also be starring in the upcoming adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”
“Castle Rock” is one of many King adaptations and inspirations that are set to hit the big and small screens.