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The Defenders' Scott Glenn added to Stephen King's Castle Rock series

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:31 AM EDT (Updated)

Hulu's upcoming Stephen King horror series, Castle Rock, just got an added dimension of acting talent with the casting of Scott Glenn (Backdraft, The Right Stuff). He'll first be seen reprising his Daredevil role as the blind martial arts master, Stick, in Marvel's The Defenders premiering August 18.

Glenn is a solid professional in almost anything he's in, especially The Hunt For Red October, Silverado, and The Silence of the Lambs, and I'm happy he's getting the recognition from a younger generation of audiences late in his nearly 50-year career.

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Joining previously-announced cast members Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, and Sissy Spacek, Glenn will be playing the part of Alan Pangborn, a gruff, retired Sheriff who was present during some particularly turbulent times in the history of the notorious burg of Castle Rock.

Westworld's Man in Black, Ed Harris (also in The Right Stuff), inhabited the same role in 1993's Needful Things.

Here's Castle Rock's official description:

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT, and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. As a series, Castle Rock aims to explores various themes and worlds, uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

Castle Rock is a joint venture between J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, Hulu, and Warner Bros. Television, the trio that previously teamed up for the James Franco-starring 11.22.63. It begins streaming sometime in 2018.

What do you think, does Glenn have the right stuff to be entering the King multiverse?

(via Coming Soon)