There is a plague running rampant in the world. There is also a battle between good and evil hanging in the balance. No, I'm not watching cable news again, I'm trying to tell you about the new series coming to CBS All Access. After patiently waiting for information about the upcoming series based on Stephen King's The Stand, fans were finally treated to a trailer at NYCC this past weekend. Get ready to take your stand.
Even more good news followed, with the premiere date for the limited-event series being set for Thursday, December 17th. I mean, why wouldn't the end of the world begin before the end of 2020, right?
In case you're not aware of what the series is about, here is the synopsis from CBS All Access: "THE STAND is Stephen King’s 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 the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man."
Along with Goldberg and Skarsgård, the cast also includes James Marsden as Stu Redman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Irene Bedard as Ray Bretner, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Weizak, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Fiona Dourif as Ratwoman, Natalie Martinez as Dayna Jurgens, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Jim Ellis, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman. Benjamin Cavell serves as showrunner and executive producer with Josh Boone in the director's chair.
Which side will you choose?
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