Chosen Jacobs will play Wendell Deaver in the new Hulu series, Deadline announced Thursday. Jacobs joins fellow It star Bill Skarsgård and fellow King universe dweller Sissy Spacek, who previously starred in Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation of Carrie. The series takes its name from the made-up town of Castle Rock, Maine. The hamlet is mentioned in a variety of King novels and short stories.
King and Abrams announced the series with a footage-free teaser trailer in February of last year. The teaser, embedded below, referenced a variety of instantly recognizable King works. Castle Rock was crafted "from the world of Stephen King" and counts Abrams as an executive producer. Abrams' Bad Robot is also involved.
A year later, Hulu gave the series a full-blown Super Bowl spot, complete with satisfyingly King-esque footage.
Castle Rock premieres this summer.
With It, which saw Jacobs portray Mike Hanlon, director Andy Muschietti helped establish 2017 as the biggest year for the horror genre ever. It, with its $327 million domestic gross and critical acclaim, was joined by the $176 million haul of Jordan Peele's even more critically acclaimed (and Oscar-nominated) Get Out.
Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer for It: Chapter Two. Muschietti is back in the director's chair, this time focusing on Pennywise's return 27 years after the events of the first film. The sequel arrives Sept. 6, 2019.