Stephen King’s The Stand will be arriving on CBS All Access in late 2020.
CBS made the announcement during the Television Critics Association press tour, confirming the adaption would hit the streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2020.
They just gave a little update on CBS’s new version of Stephen King’s The Stand. It’ll come in the 4th quarter of 2020. #TCA20
— Aaron Pruner (@AaronFlux) January 12, 2020
CBS All Access and The New Mutants director Josh Boone are working together on the project, with Boone co-writing and directing the 10-episode series while also serving as showrunner.
Boone was originally set to direct a feature film based on King’s novel before it became a TV series. Meanwhile, King himself has written a new ending for this adaptation of his 1978 novel.
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The Stand is set in a world where 99% of human life is wiped about by a plague and the survivors are in need of a leader. Emerging from the chaos to take leadership are Mother Abigail, a 108-year-old woman who wishes for nothing but peace and community as the figure of good, and Randall Flagg, the “Dark Man” who embodies chaos and violence. The survivors must then choose sides and decide humanity’s fate in a struggle between good and evil.
This will not be the first time the property has been adapted for the small screen. A four-part miniseries was released on ABC in 1994, with Mick Garris directing from a screenplay by King.
The Stand will air in late 2020 on CBS All Access. Josh Boone will serve as the showrunner along with Benjamin Cavell. The series will star James Marsden, Amber Heard, Alexander Skarsgard, Whoopi Goldberg, Marilyn Manson, Eion Bailey and Heather Graham.
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