The Stand TV series will start shooting in September


Details on the latest TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand are still a mystery, but at least we now know production is set to begin in just a few months.

It’s happening: The Stand is getting another TV adaptation, this time thanks to CBS All Access. Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel was adapted for the small screen back in 1994 as a four-part miniseries starring Molly Ringwald, Gary Sinise and Rob Lowe, among many others (like Stephen King, John Landis, and Sam Raimi).

The team behind the new adaptation have already set their sights on some big names to join the cast, although nothing has been confirmed yet. Still, the latest reports were that James Marsden is in talks to play the role of Stu Redman, with Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros. It shouldn’t be long until these (and other) names are confirmed, as a production start date has now been revealed.

According to HN Entertainment, The Stand will begin shooting on September 16 in Vancouver and is expected to wrap on March 11. The site also shares that Bohemian Rhapsody’s production designer, Aaron Haye, has joined the team. We might not have many details on the series yet, but this one in particular can give us an idea of the vibe we can expect.

The Stand is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a modified virus leaks from a lab and kills a big part of the population. The survivors later find themselves in a battle between good and evil, including the supernatural figure Randall Flagg, who we have met in other novels. All this, of course, while the government tries to find a cure.

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The series will have ten episodes and will be directed by Josh Boone – who in addition to this project is also writing and directing the adaptation of another novel from Stephen King, Lisey’s Story, and is working in the (seemingly never-ending) post-production of The New Mutants. A busy, busy man, but let’s hope all of these projects get to see the light of day and he won’t have to drop any of them.

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The Stand has no tentative premiere date but is expected to arrive next year on CBS All Access.

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