CBS All Access releases first look images for The Stand

The series is due to air sometime later this year.

US-based streaming service CBS All Access has released several first look images for their upcoming TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand

Widely considered to be one of the horror legend’s best works, the 823-page novel is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the US after a superflu named Captain Trips wipes out 99.4% of the world’s population. 

It follows two groups of survivors, the good led by the 108-year-old Mother Abigail (Whoopi Goldberg) and the evil led by demonic entity Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård).

The images, which were first published by Variety, highlights these two characters as well as several other important ones. 

Pictured below is University student Frannie (Odessa Young) who accidentally got pregnant right before the disease hit, her strange teenage neighbour Harold (Owen Teague) and convicted murderer Lloyd (Nat Wolff) that Flagg rescues from dying alone in his cell.

There's also former teacher Nadine (Amber Heard) who struggles to resist the temptation to join Flagg, rising singer/songwriter Larry (Jovan Adepo) and Rita (Heather Graham) a troubled middle-aged woman he meets in New York City. 

Other key characters not seen include Stu (James Marsden), deaf/mute Nick (Henry Zaga) and former professor Glen (Greg Kinnear). 

The Stand was directed by The Fault in our Stars’ Josh Boone and will span nine episodes with King himself writing a brand-new ending. 

The series will air on CBS All Access in the US at some point this year but a UK distributor has yet to be found. 

Source: Screen Rant

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