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Scott Glenn Joins Castle Rock As Iconic Stephen King Character

Scott Glenn is moving from Netflix to Hulu. According to Deadline, the Daredevil star has joined Stephen King's Castle Rock series as the popular King character Alan Pangborn.

Castle Rock, a 10-episode psychological thriller, will be an anthology-type show that follows different sets of characters from King's novels each season, while still bringing in characters and themes from past seasons. The series will revolve around Castle Rock, the fictional Maine town featured in King stories like The Body, Cujo, IT, and The Dead Zone

"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," Hulu says in the official logline for the series. "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."

Pangborn is a retired sheriff who was working during some of Castle Rock's darkest years. The character was featured in King's The Dark Half and Needful Things, among others. Ed Harris played him in the 1993 film adaptation of Needful Things, while Michael Rooker played him in the film adaptation of The Dark Half that same year. Glenn, who can next be seen in Netflix's The Defenders, is set to be a series regular in the role.

Moonlight's Andre Holland is set to lead Castle Rock as Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history. Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, and Bill Skarsgard also star in the series, which is executive produced by J.J. Abrams as part of his Bad Robot Productions.

Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) will write and executive produce Castle Rock, while American Horror Story's Michael Uppendahl will direct the pilot. Bad Robot's Ben Stephenson (Glare) and Liz Glotzer (The Shawshank Redemption) join Abrams as executive producers. The Lost creator also executive produced Hulu's 11.22.63 adaptation, based on King's novel of the same name, which premiered on the streaming service in February of 2016.

There is no word yet on a premiere date for the series, but filming is expected to begin later this year. Hopefully, the show can fulfill our wish of expanding the King universe on screen.