Remember The Stand from 1994? Well, it’s getting a remake pretty soon, and we now have more details as to what to expect. The 10-episode short series is now confirmed to have James Marsden from the Westworld, and Amber Heard from Aquaman in important roles. It was revealed in a tweet by CBS All Access, the streaming service owned by the producer of the series CBS Television Studios. It’s not clear, however, what characters will the actors be playing in the limited series. Other actors known to be in included in the show are Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.
As this is a remake, it will be based on the same plot as the good old Stephen King’s 1978 novel of the same name. However, it has been confirmed by none other than Stephen King himself via his Twitter page that the incoming TV series will have a different ending, as opposed to the one we’ve seen and heard before. The tweet reads, “The script for that final episode is written. I was glad Josh Boone gave me the chance because that final story has been in my mind for 30 years.”.
Announced back in January in a press release, CBS stated that they’re working on a 10-episode remake of the original limited event series The Stand directed by Mick Garris. It’s also been confirmed through the press release that Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and serve as executive producers of the upcoming remake, along with other executive producers including Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will be co-executive producers with Owen King as the producer.
In case you didn’t know, The Stand tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world after a plague kills about 99% of the population, the plot takes a twist when a handful of survivors come forward to establish a new society under the leadership of a 108-year old woman named Mother Abagail and to fight the evil leader that is Randall Flagg.