Jane Levy's Character in CASTLE ROCK Has an Interesting Connection To a Classic Stephen King Character
An interesting new piece of information has surfaced regarding Jane Levy's mysterious character in the J.J. Abrams and Stephen King series Castle Rock. This new info reveals that she has an unexpected connection to a classic King character.
It's revealed that the name of Levy's character is Jackie Torrance, which as you can tell is extremely close to the name Jack Torrance from King's The Shining. When the audience first meets Levy's character, we learn that she is overcoming some form of substance abuse in group therapy. EW also describes her as a "quippy, sarcastic, and inquisitive" and says that she is Jackie "the self-appointed 'historian' of Castle Rock, who also happens to be very into the macabre."
When talking about the series, creator Dusty Thomason talks about the Easter eggs they put in the series saying:
"Our strategy is not to overwhelm the viewer with [references]. We didn’t want it to feel like, 'Oh, there’s Cujo walking down the street by Dolores Claiborne.' Certainly not in season 1."
We don't know if there will be any connection between Jackie and Jack Torrance in the series or if she's kind of an alternate gender-bent version of the character, but I guess we'll find out when we watch the series. Levy did previously talk about her character in an interview with MTV in which she said:
"Jackie, my character, brushes up very closely to a famous King character."
It will be interesting to see how close the character does end up brushing up against Jack Torrance. She does share the substance abuse problem with him. What are you're thoughts on the information revealed regarding Jakie Torrance and her connection to The Shining?
The series premieres today, July 25th!