|Location:||Jerusalem's Lot, Maine|
|Known relatives:||Annie Wilkes|
|1st appearance:||"Let the River Run"|
Joy Wilkes is a fictional teenager and a major character featured on the Hulu television series Castle Rock. She appeared in season two of the series and was played by actress Elsie Fisher. She was introduced in the season premiere episode, "Let the River Run".
Joy Wilkes was the daughter of Annie Wilkes - a nurse with a dark history. Joy was unaware of the secrets of her mother's youth, but only knew that her mother and she had to travel from state to state, always assuming new names, in order to find a perfect living environment, which Annie referred to as "The Laughing Place".
In 2019, Annie and Joy were driving through Castle County when they got into an automobile accident. They were forced to take up residence in the town of Jerusalem's Lot in a small house owned by John "Ace" Merrill.
Despite her mother's attempts to keep Joy sheltered from the world around her, Joy sought companionship away from her mother, and befriended a local woman named Chance.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Joy Wilkes was created by director Greg Yaitanes and writer Dustin Thomason based on concepts developed by author Stephen King.
- Joy Wilkes is unique to the continuity of the Castle Rock television series. She does not have a direct counterpart in any of Stephen King's novels, or the Misery feature film.
- Actress Colbi Gannett played young Joy Wilkes in flashback scenes.