Former Lost star Terry O'Quinn has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' Castle Rock, a Stephen King-inspired horror TV series that will air on Hulu. O'Quinn previously worked with Castle Rock executive producer J.J. Abrams on two ABC shows, Alias and Lost.
It was his work on Alias that led Abrams to cast O'Quinn in Lost as John Locke, a philosophical man looking for a purpose. O'Quinn remained a regular on the series for all six seasons. Following the conclusion of Lost, the actor was a series regular on several short-lived shows, such as 666 Park Avenue, Gang Related, Secrets and Lies, and The Blacklist: Redemption. O'Quinn is currently starring in the Amazon TV series Patriot, which ended its first season in February.
The show will be set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, a place that has served as the setting in many of King's books, including The Dead Zone, The Body, Cujo, and The Dark Half. What sets Castle Rock apart from other shows and movies based on King's work, is that this series won't be adapted from any one book in particular. Instead, the show will combine elements and characters of various King novels, such as Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Needful Things, and Dreamcatcher, as revealed during the teaser trailer that was released online. Castle Rock is described as a show that will weave "an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland."
Two other shows based on King's novels, The Mist and Mr. Mercedes, have already aired this year, with The Mist concluding its first season last Thursday. Castle Rock will be executive produced by Abrams, Ben Stephenson, Liz Glotzer, and two of the show’s writers, Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. Production for Castle Rock is set to begin this year.