CBS All Access’s upcoming post-apocalyptic series The Stand adds three more to the cast including Shadowhunters star Katherine McNamara.
Stephen King projects and adaptations are all the rage these days. Just look at the phenomenal success of the It films. CBS All Access has decided to hop on board the King train by ordering an adaptation of one of his most prolific novels, The Stand.
We previously reported on other casting announcements like Amber Heard, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgard, and Whoopi Goldberg. But CBS isn’t done rounding out its cast just yet.
Variety reports the streaming service has added three more actors to key roles in the series. Katherine McNamara, who you’ll recognize from Shadowhunters and Arrow, has joined the cast as Julie Lawry. She is described as a “small-town girl with a wild side.”
Eion Bailey joins as a superflu survivor named Teddy. Finally, Hamish Linklater has been cast as Dr. Ellis, a man who dreams of becoming the hero that stopped the superflu.
If you haven’t read The Stand, I highly recommend it. It is largely considered one of King’s best works. The story is about a post-apocalyptic scenario where a deadly new plague has wiped out a large majority of the human population.
A war between good and evil wages on and the story follows a group of survivors and the frail 108-year-old woman, Mother Abigail (Goldberg).
In even more exciting news, Stephen King himself will be writing the last three episodes of the series. They will serve as an official “coda” to the novel. Fans of the story cannot miss out on the limited series event if they want the canon and official follow-up to the book.
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The Stand will most likely premiere on CBS All Access at some point in 2020.