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CBS are having another go at The Stand. And it will have a new ending, written by King. Not a changed ending, but a substantial portion of the final episode (of 9) is going beyond the ending of the book.


James Marsden as Stu Redman

Whoopie Goldberg as Mother Abigail

Amber Heard as Nadine Cross

Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman

Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith

Henry Zaga as Nick Andros


Marilyn Manson will also be appearing in some unknown role as well as doing a cover of The End (The Doors) with Shooter Jennings for the show

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5 hours ago, Timmo said:

The only thing that really matters is who plays Randall Flagg AKA the greatest character in fiction.


Garrett Dillahunt. 


That's the Deadwood fan in me talking, not walking dead (though he's still good in that considering).

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Yep, that hand of god was truly awful. I didn’t mind bits of the mini series, but as The Stand was my favourite King book it saddens me that Romero never got to do his adaptation. Different times I know, but as one of my favourite film makers would have loved to have seen it.

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Casting news - 




Collider is reporting that Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) will be playing the infamous Randall Flagg (also known as The Man in Black, among other nicknames) in CBS All Access’ upcoming series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.


Skarsgård joins a cast that includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) as Glen Bateman, Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) as Mother Abigail, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (IT) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a new character.


The 10 episode series from writers Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, The New Mutants) and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), reveals that this is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.


King wrote the 10th and final episode of the series, which will reportedly include a new “coda” to the story that wasn’t part of the author’s novel. Boone will also direct the series for CBS Television Studios. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will executive produce. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will co-executive produce with Owen King serving as producer.



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