Marilyn Manson to Appear in Upcoming The Stand Limited Event Series

The musician has also put together a cover of "The End" by The Doors to be used in the new adaptation.

By Chris Morse

Some new casting details have emerged for CBS All Access' upcoming limited event series for Stephen King's The Stand, which remains in its early stages of production as stars are still being eyed for various roles. According to Revolver, none other than Marilyn Manson will be playing a part in the television adaptation, though in what role specifically remains to be seen.

In an interview with the magazine, Manson revealed that he and country rocker Shooter Jennings did a cover of a song by The Doors for the upcoming series, also mentioning that he will be part of the production in an acting capacity as well. Here's what the musician had to say.

"Shooter and I also did a cover of 'The End' by The Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I'm also going to be acting in. I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things."

We previously heard that a number of other stars were being considered for roles in the new adaptation, a summary of which you can find below, along with further details on the project as a whole.

  • 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

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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