Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand isn’t fairly, however the forged of CBS All Entry’ adaptation positive is. In a press launch, CBS introduced that the upcoming 10-episode miniseries will characteristic James Marsden (Westworld) and Amber Heard (Aquaman), in addition to up-and-coming stars Odessa Younger (A Million Little Items) and Henry Zaga, who appeared in Netflix’s controversial 13 Causes Why and the long-delayed The New Mutants.

That’s not all, although. CBS additionally revealed that Stephen King will write the ultimate episode of The Stand, which can characteristic a brand new coda that didn’t seem in both the e book or ABC’s award-winning 1994 miniseries.

In The Stand, Marsden performs everyman Stu Redman, a survivor of an apocalyptic occasion that pits the remaining women and men towards one another in a battle of fine versus evil. Heard will tackle the function of Nadine Cross, an ally of recurring King nemesis Randall Flagg. Younger’s Frannie Goldsmith is described as “a pregnant younger girl navigating a wierd new world,” whereas Zaga’s Nick Andros is “a younger deaf and mute man who finds himself able of authority when the unthinkable occurs.”

The newest adaptation of The Stand has been within the works for fairly a couple of years now, with The Fault in Our Stars and The New Mutants director Josh Boone creating the challenge with SEAL Crew govt producer Ben Cavell. Boone will co-write and direct the 10-episode adaptation for the CBS streaming service, in line with Deadline.

King’s best-selling novel was beforehand tailored as a four-part miniseries that aired on ABC in 1994 and earned six Emmy Award nominations and gained two awards for sound mixing and make-up. King wrote the script for that sequence.

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“I’m excited and so very happy that The Stand goes to have a brand new life on this thrilling new platform,” stated King in a press release accompanying the announcement. “The folks concerned are women and men who know precisely what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The outcome bids to be one thing memorable and thrilling. I consider it is going to take viewers away to a world they hope won’t ever occur.”

First printed in 1978, The Stand unfolds as an apocalyptic pandemic ravages the world, killing off 99 % of the inhabitants and inflicting the full breakdown of society. In its aftermath, the survivors discover themselves pushed to decide on between the forces of fine, led by an enigmatic 108-year-old girl, and allegiance to the evil entity often called Randall Flagg, who wields highly effective supernatural skills.

“I learn The Stand beneath my mattress after I was 12, and my Baptist dad and mom burned it in our hearth upon discovery,” stated Boone in his personal assertion accompanying the challenge’s announcement. “Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account quantity and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. A number of weeks later, I got here dwelling to discover a field had arrived from Maine, and inside had been a number of books, every inscribed with a lovely word from god himself, who inspired me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My dad and mom, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day. I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first movie and have been working to convey The Stand to the display screen for 5 years. I’ve discovered unbelievable companions in CBS All Entry and Ben Cavell. Along with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing companions Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to convey you the last word model of King’s masterwork.”

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The Stand joins a rising lineup of spectacular present and upcoming tasks on CBS All Entry, together with Star Trek: Picard and Jordan Peele’s new model of anthology sequence The Twilight Zone.

Up to date on August 1, 2019: Added forged data.