[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”30661″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Stephen King’s The Stand is being adapted into a 10-episode series on CBS All Access.

Josh Boone will direct the series and both he and scribe Ben Cavell are both excited to work on this project, with King’s approval. King stated:

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

We’ve already reported that Alexander Skarsgard has been cast as Randall Flagg in The Stand series, but now we’re learning Heather Graham has joined the cast. Graham will play Rita Blakemoor, who is described as:

“A wealthy woman who is ill-prepared for the end of the world and attempts to escape superflu-infested New York City.”

What else do we know about the upcoming series? King will be writing “the last chapter” of the series that will differ from the ending of the book, which some fans were reportedly disappointed with.

Here’s some more casting news:

James Marsden will be a part of The Stand be playing good guy Stu Redman.

Amber Heard will play Nadine Cross, described as:

“A deeply conflicted woman who feels the consequences of her actions, but is still compelled by her allegiance to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.”

Odessa Young is Frannkie Goldsmith, described as:

“A pregnant young woman navigating a strange new world, who also has the foresight to recognize that there is evil lurking beyond the Dark Man.”

Henry Zaga will play Nick Andros, described as:

“A young deaf and mute man who finds himself in a position of authority when the unthinkable happens.”

Nat Wolff will be Lloyd Henreid:

“A petty criminal who becomes fiercely loyal to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.”

Here’s the rest of the cast:

  • Whoopi Goldberg will play Mother Abigail, who is the leader of a group of survivors who supposedly are receiving messages from God.
  • Jovan Adepo will be musician Larry Underwood.
  • Owen Teague is Harold Lauder, described as a “bitter young incel.”
  • Brad William Henke will play Tom Cullen.
  • Daniel Sunjata will play Cobb, who is a part of a military task force that is assigned to supervise Stu Redman.
  • Katherine McNamara will be Julie Lawry.
  • Eion Bailey will be Teddy Weizak.
  • Hamish Linklater will be Dr. Ellis.

There is no release date announced yet, but we’re hoping that it will come out sometime in 2020.

Source: Den of Geek[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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