‘The Stand’: Here’s When the Stephen King Series Premieres on CBS

by Jeremy Spirogis
Stephen King in a white shirt

Ever since The Stand was introduced, Stephen King followers have been ready for information on the upcoming CBS venture. Luckily, together with their fall TV lineup, the community simply revealed a premiere date for the anticipated horror sequence.

Stephen King in a white shirt

What is ‘The Stand’ about?

Based on King’s 1978 novel, The Stand is ready in a world ravaged by a lethal virus known as Project Blue, the superflu, and “Captain Trips.” The story begins with an contaminated soldier who by chance begins spreading the illness after it leaks containment at a secret U.S. army lab.

Eventually, the contagious virus spreads throughout the globe, killing 99.four % of Earth’s inhabitants. The novel follows the tales of a number of the remaining survivors, who’re suffering from nightmares of an evil being referred to as The Walking Man, aka Randall Flagg. Others dream of a kind-hearted 108-year-old lady named Mother Abigail who calls them to her dwelling in Nebraska.

Some persons are drawn to Flagg, whereas the remaining head out to affix Mother Abigail. In this post-apocalyptic world, the remaining survivors discover themselves in the midst of a battle between good and evil.   

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Who is within the forged of CBS sequence?

The star-studded forged of The Stand options a number of the largest names in Hollywood. Academy Award-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg will tackle the position of Mother Abigail. And Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Alexander Skarsgård, will play the villain, Randall Flagg. 

Westworld star James Marsden will be a part of the forged, together with Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, and Odessa Young. Hamish Linklater, Marilyn Manson, Jovan Odepo, and Heather Graham can even seem in main roles.

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When will ‘The Stand’ premiere?

Fans have been ready to get a definitive timeline on The Stand. And fortunately, CBS simply introduced the precise date to anticipate it. The sequence will premiere on CBS All Access on Thursday, Dec. 17. The nine-episode sequence will air weekly on Thursdays for streaming subscribers.

Another little bit of thrilling new for followers is that King is writing the ninth episode himself. And in accordance with TV Line, the horror guru might be including a coda into the sequence that was by no means featured within the novel.

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“During the 2 years we spent making The Stand, all of us felt the accountability of adapting what would be the most beloved work of one of many world’s most beloved storytellers, however none of us might have imagined that Stephen King’s 40-year-old masterpiece a couple of international pandemic would come to be so eerily related,” showrunner Benjamin Cavell mentioned in a press release. “We’re honored to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We’re so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”

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