CBS All Access has announced that its nine-episode limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic 1978 novel The Stand is set to premiere on the streamer on December 17th.
Co-written, directed and executive produced by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, The New Muntants), The Stand tells the story of a world decimated by a global plague, with two differing groups of survivors emerging in a fight between good and evil.
Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man (AlexanderSkarsgård).
Featuring in the star-studded cast of The Stand are James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (Black Mirror) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act) as Mother Abagail, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) as Lloyd Henreid, Katherine McNamara (Arrow) as Julie Lawry, Eion Bailey (ER) as Teddy Weizak, Hamish Linklater (Legion) as Dr. Ellis, Greg Kinnear (House of Cards) as Glen Bateman, Heather Graham (Angie Tribeca) as Rita Blakemoor, and Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) as Randall Flagg.