The Stand Limited Series Adds Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid
Casting continues for the upcoming CBS All Access adaptation of the Stephen King classic.
By Chris Morse
Another star has been added to CBS All Access' upcoming The Stand limited series and this one is of the villainous variety. According to Deadline, the production will see Nat Wolff (Death Note) playing the part of Dark Man loyalist Lloyd Henreid. The character is a petty criminal who, in the apocalypse, is among those who become fiercely loyal to Randall Flagg.
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Whoopi Goldberg has also been confirmed to be taking on the key role of Mother Abagail.
The cast for this limited series includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Randall Flagg, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (When They See Us) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (Mrs. Fletcher) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, and Nat Wolff (Death Note) as Lloyd Henreid. Musician Marilyn Mansion had previously stated that he will have a role in the series as well.
Including the above confirmed cast, we previously heard that Greg Kinnear (As Good as it Gets) was in negotiations for the role of Glen Bateman, but the star has not been officially confirmed for the series at this time, nor has he been ruled out yet either.
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 hanging in the balance.
The bestseller went on to be nominated for the 1979 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was later 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 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 is 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.