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Stephen King's The Stand (CBS All Access - 2020)

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  1. Message #1 of 9 Sep 11, 2019
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    dpippel

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    So, The Stand is getting a new series on CBS All Access, and it will air in 2020. Casting so far looks good - James Marsden, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, Brad WIlliam Henke, Marilyn Manson (yep), and Whoopi Goldberg:

    https://uproxx.com/tv/stephen-king-the-stand-james-marsden-amber-heard/

    And today, casting for Randall Flagg was announced - Alexander Skarsgard will be playing the Walkin' Dude:

    https://uproxx.com/tv/stephen-king-the-stand-alexander-skarsgard-randall-flagg/

    Josh Boone will be directing. King will be co-executive producing and has written new scenes for the show that are not in the book.
     
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    Ooohhh! This could be good.
     
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    Since it is going to be a series, I hope they stick more closely with the novel.
     
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    I wouldn’t subscribe to AA just for this (it’s not one of my favorite King books), but I’ll definitely check it out at some point when I have the AA subscription active for Star Trek.
     
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    One-out-of-two Joshes agree, The Stand is Stephen King's best work :cool::D, but seriously, yeah, I'm cool with the Walkin' Dude-casting, here. Skarsgard was great in Big Little Lies and Little Drummer Girl, and he has the necessary presence to pull off being the big bad-guy in this thing.

    I rather like the Larry Underwood-casting, too. Adepo is terrific in The Leftovers and Overlord.
     
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    I'll weigh in to complete the Josh set. The Stand is one of my favourite King books, but not my absolute favourite (that's The Gunslinger).

    I'll tune in for this--but doubt I'll need to subscribe to a new service since we don't have AA here in Canada. I assume that, just like Discovery, The Stand will be on our version of the SyFy Channel (which used to be called Space, and which is now called Sci-Fi).

    Casting all looks solid, though it really hinges on Stu, Randall, Nick, and Nadine.
     
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    I've been resisting adding additional monthly entertainment charges to my budget, but if CBS AA continues to add more 'genre' content I might be swayed. I really enjoyed the novel and the original mini-series, so this seems like something that might get me on board.

    We'll see. :)


    - Walter.
     
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    Walter Goggins is an outstanding choice for Randall Flagg as opined in the article.
     
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    Josh Boone had been trying to do The Stand as a movie for a while now, but a 10 episode series is probably the better way to go. He said it would be “HBO level R-rated” and that also feels appropriate for the material.

    I think The Dark Tower would also work better in this format as well.
     

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