Heather Graham Joins CBS All Access' The Stand Limited Series

The cast of this adaptation of the Stephen King epic continues to grow.

By Chris Morse

The upcoming CBS All Access limited series adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is welcoming yet another cast member in Heather Graham, who will be playing the part of Rita Blakemoor, a wealthy woman who attempts to flee from the superflu-infested New York City. This report comes via Deadline.

The actress has appeared in such movies as Boogie Nights, Bowfinger, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as well as several recurring television roles over recent years. She will next be seen in April Mullen's Wander, which is currently in post-production.

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, the series has also added Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time), Katherine McNamara (Arrow), Hamish Linklater (Legion), and Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me). In addition, 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.

The Stand is still in early development for CBS All Access 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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