CBS All Access Orders New Series Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'The Stand'

There certainly hasn't been any shortage of Stephen King adaptations in recent years, and the latest story to get a new adaptation is "The Stand," as reported by THR tonight.

The site reports that, “The drama has received a 10-episode order at the subscription video on demand platform.”

Josh Boone, who was originally going to adapt the post apocalyptic novel into a feature film, will be co-writing script alongside Ben Cavell.

“The drama will bring to life King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.”

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” Stephen King said. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

Boone will also direct the adaptation, with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein set to executive produce.

King's novel was published in 1974 and was turned into a television mini-series back in 1994 by Mick Garris.


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