Eighth Grade star Elsie Fisher, Tim Robbins and Garrett Hedlund will also join Caplan on Season 2 of the Hulu psychological horror series anthology series, a prequel of Stephen King's 1987 novel Misery. Caplan will have big shows to fill since Kathy Bates won an Oscar and Golden Globe for best actress for her role as Annie Wilkes in the 1990 Misery movie adaptation. Fisher will play Annie's daughter Joy, while Robbins will play the Stephen King character of Reginald “Pop” Merrill, the patriarch of the Merrill crime family. Hedlund will play Pop’s nephew, John “Ace” Merrill. "A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when Annie Wilkes, King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock," reads the logline for Season 2, which will run 10 episodes.