Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård is playing the evil clown Pennywise in Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of It, but he’s not done with Stephen King’s worlds just yet. Skarsgård has joined the cast of Hulu’s upcoming show CASTLE ROCK as a series regular.
Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, which has been the setting for numerous King novels, including Cujo and The Body, the psychological horror-drama has been given a 10-episode order. The series is essentially a King multiverse, weaving numerous characters and stories from his books into one big epic TV show.
Skarsgård will play a man with an unusual legal problem. He joins Sissy Spacek, André Holland, Jane Levy, and Melanie Lynskey in the project.
Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason are writing the series as well as executive producing alongside J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. Production will begin later this year, with the series expected to drop in 2018.
Beyond It, which will receive a sequel as this year’s film only covers the first half of the novel, Skarsgård has appeared in the Netflix series Hemlock Grove and the Joe Wright movie Anna Karenina. Recently, he wrapped production on Emperor with Adrien Brody and Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation. He’s repped by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor