Two 'IT' Castmembers Are Reuniting For Stephen King's New TV Show

2 March 2018, 10:32

Chosen Jacobs, Bill Skarsgard
Chosen Jacobs, Bill Skarsgard. Picture: IT, Warner Bros

By James Wilson-Taylor

Mike and Pennywise will be back together again when 'Castle Rock' hits screens later this year.

A key member of the Losers' Club is set to be reunited with Pennywise as Chosen Jacobs joins Bill Skarsgård in the cast of an exciting new TV project.

Jacobs, who plays young Mike Hanlon in the hit Stephen King adaptation, has just been given a role in Castle Rock, Hulu's TV version of several other King stories.

Here's the show's official synopsis:

"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 'The Shawshank Redemption' are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. 'Castle Rock' is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories."

Jacobs will play Wendell Deaver, the son of lawyer character Henry Deaver. Skarsgaård meanwhile plays a death-row inmate with a mysterious connection to the Deaver family.

Other cast members include Jane Levy, Terry O'Quinn, Scott Glenn and Melanie Lynskey. Castle Rock will air on Hulu at some point in summer 2018.

Jacobs and Skarsgard are set to begin filming on IT: Chapter Two at some point later this year, with a scheduled release date of September 6th 2019.