The New Mutants director Josh Boone’s CBS All Access limited event series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is something I think all of us are looking forward to checking out ASAP.
And today, ComingSoon.net reports it’s still set to hit later this year.
This version stars James Marsden as Stu Redman, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail. They’re joined by Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, and Luca Batista as Young Nick. On top of that Marilyn Manson says he has a role in the new series along with Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg.
Warner Bros. Pictures and CBS Films are developing the ten-hour limited series adaptation which Boone produces with Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee.
Boone also serves as director and wrote the series with Ben Cavell.
Boone and Ben Cavell serve as executive producers alongside Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein with Will Weiske and Miri Yoon serving as co-executive producers and Owen King as producer.
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. It tells the tale of a patient who escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.