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CBS All Access & Stephen King’s THE STAND Will Not Reference COVID-19

The New Mutants director Josh Boone and CBS All Access’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand released a handful of first-look images yesterday.

And today Showrunner Taylor Elmore tells Vanity Fair that as timely as the new miniseries is, there will be no reference to the actual coronavirus, saying: “This is an alternate version of how things could have gone.”

Makes sense to me.

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The killer cast includes James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman. Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros.

They will be joined by Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, and Alexander Skarsgard as Mr. Randall Flagg! Marilyn Manson also has an undisclosed role.

RELATED: Stephen King: Coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND

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 Abagail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg.

Stephen King’s The Stand hits CBS All Access in the 4th quarter of 2020.

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Written by Mike Sprague

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