Just a friendly reminder that the first episode of director Josh Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus The Stand is finally streaming on CBS All Access.
The new miniseries sports a fresh 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Sounds good to me!
Showrunner Benjamin Cavell says the reboot is based on the extended version of the book. He says: “King read every draft and signed off on every draft. To have him vetting every script by reading it and he had an open line of communication with Owen and me…vetting all the changes we made to characters in real-time.”
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.
This version stars James Marsden as Stu Redman, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, and Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith. Henry Zaga jins 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 is now streaming over on CBS All Access.
Are you excited?