The second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock is starting to get populated. TVLine reports that Lizzy Caplan will star as the iconic Stephen King character Annie Wilkes from Misery. As the season-two log line says: “A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when Annie Wilkes, King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.” She will be joined by Tim Robbins, who will play Reginald “Pop” Merrill; Garrett Hedlund will be John “Ace” Merrill, Pop’s nephew who takes over his business; Yusra Warsama plays Dr. Nadia Omar, who lives in the neighboring town of Jerusalem’s Lot; Barkhad Abdi, of Captain Phillips fame, joins as Abdi Omar, the doctor’s brother; and, drumroll please, Elsie Fisher has been cast to play Wilkes’s daughter, Joy. Joy is a homeschooled teen who is starting to question her mom’s sanity, which seems fair considering, you know, the plot of Misery.
Lizzy Caplan. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images