With CBS All Access developing a new take on Stephen King’s The Stand, now comes confirmation of the core cast for the show.
Courtesy of Deadline, the ten-episode series will feature Westworld’s James Marsden as lead character Stu Redman, Aquaman’s Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Assassination Nation’s Odessa Young as traveller Frannie Goldsmith, and The New Mutants’ Henry Zaga as deaf-mute Nick Andros.
The Fault in Our Stars’ Josh Boone and SEAL Team’s Ben Cavell are on writing duties for the ten-episode take on King’s 1978 novel.
The Stand, of course, was previously given the TV treatment back in 1994. Then, Mick Garris helmed a miniseries that clocked in at just over the six-hour mark in total, with names such as Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer, and Ossie Davis starring.
For those not familiar with The Stand, the loose plot centres on a decimated post-apocalyptic world in which a deadly plague has wiped out a huge chunk of the population. Two rival groups form, with the vastly differing views of the leaders of these groups putting both sides on a collision course as good battles evil.
Expect more on The Stand as it continues to develop.