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Geekery: The Forces are Gathering in New ‘The Stand’ Trailer

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Nov 17 2020
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The best-selling novel by Stephen King is coming to the small screen – the battle begins next month.

The villain and his kingdom are revealed while an opposition force assembles…

 

I’m not entirely sold on Skarsgård, but I’ve liked him in past roles so I’ll give it a couple of episodes before judging. 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 a bit more time to breathe and they’ve thrown a large budget at it, 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 as Mother Abagail and Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, as well as James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more.

The Stand premieres exclusively on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17.

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