American Horror Story: Roanoke alum André Holland is no scaredy-cat.
The actor has nabbed the lead role in another fright-filled show: Hulu’s upcoming psychological horror drama series Castle Rock, from executive producer J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King, our sister site Deadline reports.
Set in King’s multiverse, the show weaves together an epic saga of darkness and light, played out in the woodland town of Castle Rock, Maine, which is often featured in King’s works. Holland will play Henry, a death-row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the hamlet.
Holland’s other TV credits include The Knick, 1600 Penn and Friends With Benefits. He most recently co-starred in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Netflix’s ten-part psychological thriller Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts as a therapist who develops intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives, will debut Friday, June 30. Watch the first teaser below:
* Disney Channel will air the original musical movie Zombies in 2018, about a cheerleader (American Housewife‘s Meg Donnelly) and an undead football star (Ghost Whisperer‘s Milo Manheim) who fall in love and try to broker a truce in their town between human and zombie.
* AT&T Audience Network’s original series Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, will premiere on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8/7c. The show follows a demented killer (Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Harry Potter‘s Brendan Gleeson).
* Lifetime will air the competition series American Beauty Star, which pits celebrity stylists and salon professionals in challenges ranging from creating a high-end editorial look to curating a glam red carpet outfit. Supermodel Adriana Lima will host the program, with former Vogue beauty director Sarah Brown serving as a judge.
* Oxygen has ordered to series executive producer Dick Wolf’s unscripted program Criminal Confessions, which explores the psychological showdown that takes place inside police interrogation rooms.