‘Lost’ Star Terry O’Quinn Reuniting With J.J. Abrams on ‘Castle Rock’

Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and J.J. Abrams will be reuniting on the new Hulu original series Castle Rock.

Deadline is reporting that O’Quinn, who played John Locke for six seasons on ABC’s Lost, has landed a role in the J.J. Abrams-produced Castle Rock, a horror-drama series set in the Stephen King universe. O’Quinn will be playing Dale Lacy, who Deadline describes as “a pillar of the community.” O’Quinn’s role is evidently key to the show.

Castle Rock takes place in a fictional Maine town that is mentioned in many of Stephen King’s novels, including The Dead ZoneCujoIt, and 11/22/63. It’s not a direct adaptation of any Stephen King work, but it will weave together ideas and stories featured throughout the author’s library. Very few details about the show are available, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be an anthology.

Terry O'Quinn in 2007

Terry O’Quinn in 2007 | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Terry O’Quinn was one of the most popular television actors in the world when Lost was on the air from 2004 through 2010. Since then, O’Quinn has found consistent work, though he has not since landed a major part on par with John Locke in terms of popularity. He recently had a recurring role on The Blacklist: Redemption, and he also starred in the second season of Secrets and Lies. 

O’Quinn will be joining Castle Rock’s previously announced cast of Melanie Lynskey, André Holland, Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, and Scott Glenn. Production on the show began this summer in Massachusetts, according to Mass Live, though no release date has been confirmed.

This will not be J.J. Abrams’ first time producing a science-fiction show for Hulu. Last year, he served as executive producer on 11.22.63, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The miniseries starred James Franco, and it received generally positive reviews from critics.