Watch The Stand’s new trailer, the place an apocalyptic plague heralds the top of the world

Watch The Stand's new trailer, where an apocalyptic plague heralds the end of the world

Actor Alexander Skarsgard is the villain The Man in Black known as Randall Flagg in The Stand.

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Within the battle between good and evil, which aspect will people select? That is the query upcoming CBS All Entry miniseries The Stand  seeks to reply. (Disclosure: CBS is the mum or dad firm of CNET.)

Primarily based on the 1978 Stephen King novel, The Stand takes place when humanity is nearly fully killed off by a lethal virus, a narrative made extra related contemplating our present coronavirus pandemic.

In The Stand a lot of the world’s inhabitants dies from weaponized influenza referred to as Captain Journeys, and society breaks down, with supernatural evil being Randall Flagg encouraging violence and destruction, and 108-year-old Mom Abagail main a small group of excellent guys in opposition to him. 

The new, two-minute-long trailer, which debuted Friday at New York Comedian Con, exhibits actor Alexander Skarsgard because the villain Randall Flagg who will cease at nothing to verify evil reigns. Actor Whoopi Goldberg performs the voice of hope — Mom Abagail


Actor Whoopi Goldberg performs Mom Abagail in The Stand.

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“The world is now a clean web page, make your stand,” Goldberg’s Mom Abagail says.  

The trailer exhibits a wide range of characters who will bond or combat in opposition to one another. James Marsden performs Stu Redman, Odessa Younger is the heroic Frannie Goldsmith, Amber Heard is the mysterious Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as the harmful incel Harold Lauder, and Jovan Adepo as troubled musician Larry Underwood.

It is a world filled with desolate roads suffering from deserted vehicles, useless our bodies and despair. However one crucial street leads the survivors to the Boulder Free Zone — the place folks guided by Mom Abagail come collectively to assist rebuild society. “All I do know is we dreamed of her and she or he was actual,” Redman says within the trailer.


Poster for The Stand.


Different solid members for The Stand embody Henry Zaga (13 Causes Why), Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (The Darkish Knight Rises).

The Stand collection additionally features a new coda on the finish of the finale written by King himself, based on Leisure Weekly.

The Stand premieres on CBS All Entry on Dec.17. New episodes of the nine-episode will air weekly.

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