Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Set for a December Premiere at CBS All Access

Variety reports that CBS All Access‘ limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will premiere Dec. 17.
Pictured: Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg of the the CBS All Access series THE STAND. Photo Cr: Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Stand is an apocalyptic-world set drama in which a plague has decimated humanity, leaving those left in a literal battle between good and evil. On one side of things is Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors who battle the Dark Man aka Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård).

The series will be a weekly one, with each of the subsequent eight episodes streaming one at a time every Thursday following that premiere. As previously announced, King penned the finale and also wrote a new coda that will take the story beyond where is 800-plus page 1978 tome left things.

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