Potential Casting Details Revealed for CBS All Access' The Stand Limited Event Series

Six potential stars have been revealed as the series prepares to head into pre-production.

By Chris Morse

It's been a solid half-year since we first learned that Stephen King's The Stand is receiving an all-new adaptation for CBS All Access and updates have so far been few and far between. However, some exciting new details have surfaced via Collider in the form of potential casting choices, although these details remain unconfirmed at this time.

According to multiple agency sources, the following stars are being eyed for roles in the upcoming limited event series, but Randall Flagg is sadly not among the characters detailed just yet.

  • James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman
  • Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) as Mother Abagail
  • Greg Kinnear (As Good as it Gets) as Glen Bateman
  • Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith
  • Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros

Once again, these casting details are still unconfirmed at this time and not all of them may pan out, but the report indicates that the above stars are currently in talks for those roles. However, we will certainly provide plenty of updates whenever we learn more, especially when official casting word comes in.

The Stand, the 1,152-page novel published in 1978, is Stephen King’s ultimate portrayal of the forces of good against evil after an apocalyptic pandemic consumes the majority of the world’s population, leaving only a few thousand survivors to either claim allegiance to the “Dark Man” in Las Vegas, Nevada, or follow the path of God to Boulder, Colorado with the fate of mankind at stake.

The bestseller went on to be nominated for the 1979 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and adapted into an ABC television miniseries event in 1994. The eight-hour, four-part miniseries was penned by King himself and starred Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Rob Lowe. The book was also adapted into a Marvel comic series that ran from 2008 to 2012, which was written by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with art by Mike Perkins and Laura Martin.

The upcoming 10-episode limited series for The Stand will be written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, with Boone also directing, for CBS Television Studios. The pair are also listed as executive producers, along with Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, Will Weiske, and Miri Yoon. Stephen King's son, Owen King, is attached to the project as a producer as well.

CBS All Access' The Stand is still in its very early stages and thus does not yet have any kind of release date. However, you can stay up to date with all the latest right here on Dead Entertainment.

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