Fans of Shawshank Redemption rejoice – Tim Robbins is back in the same world that Stephen King created, and what’s more, he’s joined by the wonderful Lizzy Caplan. To mark the release of Castle Rock season two, we had the pleasure of sitting down with this affable due to discuss this exciting piece of television.
The pair discuss what makes King’s work so transferrable to screen, while Robbins tells us about the various propositions he’s had to make a Shawshank sequel. Meanwhile Caplan talks about channeling her inner Kathy Bates, and the brilliance of an unreliable narrator. They also talk about the incredible young talent of Elsie Fisher, who made waves in Eighth Grade last year and takes on another starring role here.
Watch the full interview below:
The Stephen King multiverse is the setting for this psychological horror series that takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is a location familiar to fans of King’s work. “Castle Rock” explores themes and worlds that unite King’s canon, including the infamous Shawshank Prison. An anonymous phone call lures death-row attorney Henry Deaver back to Castle Rock. He is unsettled by his hometown, but he returns to help a sinister, mostly mute man being kept in a cage underneath Shawshank. Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård, who starred in feature adaptations of King’s “Carrie” and “It,” respectively, are among the show’s stars.
Castle Rock season two is available on STARZPLAY from 13th February.