In an interview with Collider, Bill Skarsgård (IT) has spoken about the mystery that surrounds his character in Castle Rock, a psychological-horror anthology set in the Stephen King multiverse that weaves an epic saga of darkness and light played out over a few square miles of Maine woodland.
Bill Skarsgård told Collider: “Initially there was nothing. I didn’t get to read anything and I didn’t even know what the show was about… All I knew was that it was a TV thing and that it was something to do with Stephen King. I didn’t know if it had anything to do with the IT world, at all.”
Ahead of the show premiere we know only that Bill Skarsgård plays The Kid – a mysterious prisoner who has been locked away in a cage at Shawshank State Penitentiary for an unspecified length of time.
He continues: “Without revealing too much, the character changes throughout the show, as he realises things about himself, about the past, and about the mystery… It’s tricky to talk about… So much of who the character is and what role he’s playing in the mystery is the whole mystery of the show.”
Castle Rock premieres 25th July on Hulu in the US with the first three episodes available at launch, then the remaining seven will be released weekly thereafter. International broadcasters have yet to be announced.