Greg Yaitanes who directed “Castle Rock‘s” the episode “The Queen” in the first season, is back in the director’s chair for the second season, which is now in production. Yaitanes will be directing two episodes this season, including the premiere of the J.J. Abrams-produced series.
Season two will spend a lot of time in the nearby town of Jerusalem’s Lot and will delve into the origin story of Miserey character Annie Wilkes, played by Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield).
We wanted to evolve the look on a visual level, and move [more] and be with characters more,” Yaitanes told Indiewire. “One of the things that worked well with ‘The Queen’ was point of view. That episode had a strong point of view of character, so [we’re] bringing that into Annie’s story and giving the show […] more urgency this year, more tension. We’re taking the things that worked well in Season 1 and taking them up a level.” He continued, “We’re seeing more of Castle Rock than we did last year. It’s set back in the town. We’re going back to familiar places, and new places the story didn’t touch on.”
Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption) is making his return to the world of Stephen King along with Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade). Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan, John Hoogenakker and Paul Sparks will be returning this season.
“In Season 2, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in “Castle Rock.”
By the looks of it, someone is in real danger in the first image of the season.