Who’s prepared for a bit of holiday-season escapism? Forty-two years after Stephen King printed his apocalyptic epic (and 26 years after King’s go-to director Mick Garris introduced it to life for a Gary Sinise-led miniseries), The Stand is returning to TV — and within the “perfect” second. The novel opens with a pressure of the flu killing off a lot of the world’s inhabitants, after which the battle between good and evil takes off from there. Simply one other enjoyable TV present for these easygoing occasions.
On the 2020 New York Comedian Con, writer-director Josh Boone (New Mutants) was available to debut the primary massive trailer for the CBS All Entry occasion collection, which introduces unfamiliar audiences to the peril of mankind and two warring forces: the 108-year-old Mom Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and the otherworldly villain Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) aka the Darkish Man.
E-book followers ought to take delight within the forged: James Marsden stars as Stu Redman, with Odessa Younger as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Irene Bedard as Ray Bretner, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Weizak, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Fiona Dourif as Ratwoman, Natalie Martinez as Dayna Jurgens, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Jim Ellis, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman.
It’s a BIG story.
The nine-episode collection premieres Dec. 17 on CBS All Entry. New episodes roll out every Thursday.