It’s finally official: Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel The Stand is becoming a new limited series.
The 1978 fan favorite has been greenlit as a 10-episode event series for the streaming service CBS All Access.
Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) will helm the series. The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Standis going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” said King. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
The Stand joins CBS All Access’ growing slate, including current series The Good Fight, No Activity, Strange Angel and Tell Me a Story, and the upcoming reimagining of The Twilight Zoneand new series Why Women Kill.
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