Watch Our Exclusive Featurette “An Apocalyptic Epic: Adapting ‘The Stand'”

Starring Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), The Stand arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 5th from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. You can pre-order your copy now HERE.

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The three-disc Blu-ray and DVD collections feature every “chilling” (Collider) episode and take you deeper into the series than ever before with never-before-seen bonus content including a gag reel and behind-the-scenes featurette. This latest adaptation for Paramount+ also features a new coda written by the iconic author himself.

Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively debut one of the featurettes from this upcoming release! Check out “An Apocalyptic Epic: Adapting The Stand” below the trailer and synopsis (along with more information about this exciting release).

The Stand is author Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors including Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man; Nadine Cross, a deeply conflicted woman; Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant young woman; and Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

The dystopian series features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) as Glen Bateman, James Marsden (Sonic the Hedgehog) as Stu Redman, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo (Jack Ryan) as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Nat Wolff (A Fault in our Stars) as Lloyd Henreid and more. Guest stars include Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as General William Starkey and Heather Graham (Bliss) as Rita Blakemoor.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD includes an exclusive gag reel and featurette that takes viewers behind the scenes with the cast and crew as they bring this epic story to life.

An Apocalyptic Epic: Adapting The Stand

Featurette Synopsis:
Go inside the creative process of bringing all facets of King’s beloved epic to life on screen. Explore the inspiration provided by the original novel, dive deep inside the process of visualizing the deadly Captain Trips virus, and step inside Skarsgård’s unexpected approach to the Dark Man as well as Goldberg’s inspired backstory for Mother Abagail. Learn the design secrets to building the wonders and dangers of the Boulder Free Zone and New Vegas and get an inside look at King’s finale episode screenplay and newly written ending for this epic series in this all-access behind-the-scenes exploration.

Benjamin Cavell serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone serves as director and an executive producer for the series premiere and final episode. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee, and Stephen Welke serve as producers.

● Episode 101: “The End”
● Episode 102: “Pocket Savior”
● Episode 103: “Blank Page”
● Episode 104: “The House of the Dead”
● Episode 105: “Fear and Loathing in New Vegas”
● Episode 106: “The Vigil”
● Episode 107: “The Walk”
● Episode 108: “The Stand”
● Episode 109: “The Circle Closes”

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