CBS All Access has announced that the limited-series adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1978 novel The Stand will premiere on December 17th.
The series is coming from Josh Boone (The New Mutants), and it boasts one hell of a great cast! The Stand tells is set in an apocalyptic world destroyed by deadly plague and the story centers around the ultimate battle between good and evil.
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 cast for the series includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Alexander Skarsgård (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.
You can check out some previously released images from the series here.