Here’s A List Of Every Stephen King Character Mentioned In The CASTLE ROCK Trailer

And the novels they come from!

To say that the Castle Rock trailer got some of the Birth.Movies.Death. excited would be a grotesque understatement: some of us damn near exploded. An anthology show basically introducing the Stephen King Extended Universe? And it's on Hulu, where it'll be free from any pesky network notes? And Bad Robot's producing it? And Duddits is coming back? Oh, man.

Well, we've had a few days to absorb the news, and it occurred to me that the Stephen King fans in the audience would probably be interested in seeing an exhaustive list of all the names, locations, and novels featured in that Castle Rock trailer (well, almost all of them: there were a few I couldn't make out, and I'm sure a few may have slipped past me while I was going frame by frame through this thing, like a goddamn lunatic).

Here's what I found, pretty much in order of appearance. I've also included a note of origin for each, because anything worth doing is worth doing right:


The Losers Club (It)

Selena St. George (Dolores Claiborne)

Leland Gaunt (Needful Things)

Nettie Cobb (Needful Things)

Salem's Lot

Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)

Beaver Clarendon (Dreamcatcher)

Duddits Cavell (!!!!)

The Mangler (Night Shift)

Mr. Gray (Dreamcatcher)

Father Callahan (Salem's Lot)

Brutus Howell (The Green Mile)

Susan Norton (Salem's Lot)

Needful Things

Paul Sheldon (Misery)

Hole-In-The-Wall (Dreamcatcher)

Ben Hanscomb (It)

You Sew And Sew (Needful Things)

Ronnie Malenfant (Hearts In Atlantis)

Dick Hallorann (The Shining)

Mr. Jingles (The Green Mile)

John Hunton (The Mangler)

Nan's Luncheonette (Four Past Midnight)

Shawshank State Prison (Different Seasons)

Wilma Northrup (Needful Things)

Little Tall Island (Dolores Claiborne)

Misery's Child (Misery)

The Inside View (Various)

The Night Flier (Nightmares And Dreamscapes)

Annie Wilkes (Misery)

Beverly Marsh (It)

Joe St. George (Dolores Claiborne)

Bogs Diamond (Shawshank Redemption)

Richard Dees (The Night Flier)

Juniper Hill Asylum (It)

The Marsten House (Salem's Lot)

Brian Rusk (Needful Things)

Heywood Floyd (Shawshank Redemption)

Eduard Delacroix (The Green Mile)

Low Men In Yellow Coats (Hearts In Atlantis)

Pennywise (It)

Abraham Kurtz (Dreamcatcher)

John Coffey (The Green Mile)

The Green Mile

Kurt Barlow (Salem's Lot)

Peter Riley (Hearts In Atlantis)

Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Needful Things)

Delbert Grady (The Shining)

Richard Bachman (Stephen King)

Jonesy (Dreamcatcher)

George Denbrough (It)

Stan Uris (It)

Buster (Misery)

Horace Derwent (The Shining)

Mark Petrie (Salem's Lot)

Liz Garfield (Hearts In Atlantis)

Henry Bowers (It)

The Barrens (It)

The Mellow Tiger (Various)

Percy Wetmore (The Green Mile)

Silver Creek (Misery)

Danny Torrance (The Shining)

Vera Donovan (Dolores Claiborne)

Ben Mears (Salem's Lot)

Paul Edgecombe (The Green Mile)

Fast Cars (Misery)

Jack Torrance (The Shining)

Derry, Maine (Various)

Phew. That was a bigger undertaking than I thought it'd be when I volunteered to write this post!

Please note that I'm positive I missed a few names in there (there's a point in the teaser where things start flying by really quickly, and some of the names are just too far off to see clearly), but I think for the most part we've got an idea what to expect here: primarily, these are characters and locations from Castle Rock stories and Derry, Maine stories, with a few side novels (The Shining, Salem's Lot) thrown in for good measure.

Notably absent: anything from The Dark Tower cycle. I mean, to be fair, they do have "Low Men In Yellow Coats" listed in there (curiously, though, nothing from From A Buick 8, which would seem to be a great addition to a show like this), but I'll be curious to see what they do with that before getting excited. Chances are, it'll steer clear of whatever Sony's doing with The Dark Tower. Shame they couldn't all join forces, huh?

Anyway. What'd I miss? Watch the trailer again and lemme know in the space below.