More and more stars are aligning for Stephen King’s The Stand. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a handful of vital supporting characters have been cast in Josh Boone’s forthcoming miniseries adaptation for CBS All Access.
The Leftovers star Jovan Adepo will play troubled musician Larry Underwood, It bully Owen Teague will pivot to an incel as Harold Lauder, Orange is the New Black’s Brad William Henke will tread lightly as Nick Andros’ disabled pal Tom Cullen, and Rescue Me jerkstore Daniel Sunjata will give Stu Redman a hard time as an overseeing military supervisor.
Update: Alexander Skarsgard has reportedly been cast to play Randall Flagg.
They all join a principal cast that includes James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abigail, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros. If you recall, Marilyn Manson is also lurking around the project, having confirmed he’s providing music and starring in an undisclosed role.
Published in 1978 and updated in 1990, the 1,200 page tome takes place in a world ravaged by an unstoppable plague, where the survivors are caught in an elemental struggle between good and evil. There are those who follow the prophetic wisdom of 108-year-old Mother Abagail, and there are those who follow the lead of the eternally evil Randall Flagg.
Once again, CBS All Access has ordered 10 episodes for the limited-series run.
Subscribe to weekly Stephen King podcast, The Losers’ Club, to stay tuned for further developments. Below, you can stream their exhaustive review on Mick Garris’ 1994 miniseries, which includes an interview with both Garris and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden.