Let’s try this again – the best-selling novel by Stephen King is coming to CBS All Access and it looks pretty damn good.
This first teaser packs in a lot or glimpses of characters and what looks like fantastic production. The main caveat here is with how a nearly 900 page story is covered in a limited series. Adaptation is where most King adaptations fail. Ten-ish hours does give it time to breathe, so I’m hopeful. The script is from director Josh Boone, Ben Cavell, and King wrote an all new finale.
“[The world ends] with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.”
The limited series stars Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more.