As CBS continues to amass the cast of its upcoming take on Stephen King’s The Stand, now comes word that the series has brought in three more faces.
Via Deadline, Once Upon a Time’s Eion Bailey, Arrow’s Katherine McNamara and Legion’s Hamish Linklater have joined The Stand. Bailey will be playing Teddy Weizak, McNamara is Julie Lawry, and Linklater is Dr Ellis.
The trio join a cast the includes the likes of Alexander Skarsgard, Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.
The early word on this latest adaptation of The Stand reads:
The series will bring to life King’s vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
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 written world of 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.
Production on The Stand is currently underway in Vancouver, with the show to land on CBS All Access next year.