THE STAND: New Photos + Randall Flagg Dubbed ‘Sexy Trump’

CBS All Access’s upcoming nine-part adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is coming our way next week. And today we have some killer new pics.

Check them out below.

Not only that but co-star Fiona Dourif (Cult of Chucky) described Alexander Skarsgård’s Randall Flagg as “sort of sexy Trump.” Skarsgaard wanted the character to be “calm and quiet,” which surprised Showrunner Benjamin Cavell.

Cavell said: “He’s able to be so still and quiet, which was a brilliant choice and not what any of us expectedWe fell in love with the idea that Flagg would want to block out any logos – and Vegas is obviously a place with a lot of logos – but that he would want to block out any branding that’s not him with a Flagg symbol

Skarsgard himself says: “Flagg’s such a formidable opponent, I decided to focus on his vulnerability. He needs adulation and accolades from his sycophants, and that fuels his ego. That’s interesting because he shouldn’t care about tiny humans at all but still craves their devotion.”

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The Stand is an apocalyptic vision of the struggle between good and evil of a world decimated by plague. The fate of mankind rests on the shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a nefarious man with unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg.Celebrate Safely TogetherBoomer Face Masks are America’s best, affordable, comfortable, and 99.99% antimicrobialAd by See More

This version stars James Marsden as Stu Redman, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, and Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith. Henry Zaga joins them as Nick Andros and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail. Jovan Adepo plays Larry Underwood, with Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen. Nat Wolff is Lloyd Henreid, with Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, and Daniel Sunjata as Cobb. Eion Bailey plays Teddy Weizak, with Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, and Luca Batista as Young Nick. Alexander Skarsgård is Randall Flagg.

Warner Bros. Pictures and CBS Films are developing the series 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.

The Stand hits CBS All Access on December 17, 2020. Are you excited?

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