Bill Skarsgård Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Following His Starring Role in ‘It’ Remake

Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock!

Casting news is coming in hot and heavy, and late last month we learned that Sissy Spacek will be appearing in the show… a full 41 years after her unforgettable performance in Brian DePalma’s Carrie. Today’s announcement shows that some actors may not even have to wait one year to return to the world of Stephen King! Deadline reports that Bill Skarsgård has just been cast in the series. 

Skarsgård recently starred in the movie remake of one of King’s most legendary novels, It. How recently, you ask? So recently that the movie isn’t even out yet! The film will hit theaters on September 8th, 2017. Skarsgård will appear as the nefarious Pennywise, the killer clown who was originally portrayed by Tim Curry in 1990. Judging by his performance in the early trailers for the movie, King fans are in for a treat.

As of this writing, there does not appear to be any connection between Pennywise and the character Bill Skarsgård will play on Castle Rock. According to Deadline, Skarsgård will play “a young man with an unusual legal problem.” Unless that unusual legal problem happens to be a class action lawsuit filed by the people of Derry, Maine for mucking up their sewer system, we can safely assume that the two characters aren’t connected!

Production on Castle Rock is scheduled for this coming August, so stay tuned to Horror News Network for more exciting casting news as it breaks!


John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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