The Epic Battle Between Good and Evil Begins in Trailer for Stephen King's THE STAND
CBS All Access has released a full trailer for its upcoming series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The series comes from director Josh Boone, and I couldn’t be more excited about watching it! While I’m a fan of the original miniseries that was released in the 90s, this latest adaptation looks like it’s going to be an even better adaptation. There’s definitely a lot more they can do now with bringing this story to life than they had in the 90s.
The ten-episode series adaptation reveals that this is the way the world ends: “with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.”
The Stand features a fantastic cast that includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Alexander Skarsg?rd (Big Little Lies) as Randall Flagg, Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) as Glen Bateman, Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) as Mother Abigail, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Lloyd Henreid, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (IT) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a new character, Katherine McNamara (Arrow) as Julie Lawry, Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers) as Teddy Weizak, Hamish Linklater (Legion) as Dr. Ellis, and Heather Graham (The Hangover) as Rita Blakemoor.
Boone wrote the series along with Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), and King wrote the tenth and final episode of the series, which will expand on his story and go beyond the ending of the book.
The Stand is set to premiere on Thursday, December 17th, and will exclusively stream on CBS All Access.
Below you can watch the NYCC panel for the series: