‘The Stand’ Trailer Gives Alexander Skarsgård the Spotlight as Randall Flagg
After the decimation of an armed virus by the majority of the population, what is life like for the two factions of survivors who try to move on while on the belligerent side of good and evil? CBS All Access is offering a glimpse into a new trailer for its upcoming limited edition series adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand," which was released at New York Comic Con on Friday.
"The world is a blank page now, make your point," says Whoopi Goldberg's mother Abagail in the new trailer you can see above.
Some streets are empty while others are littered with abandoned cars, and a very important one leads to the Boulder Free Zone, where those Mother Abagail called came running to rebuild society. "All I know is that we dreamed about her and she was real," says James Marsden's Stu Redman.
But while Mother Abagail tries to get as many people as possible to safety, Randall Flagg aka the Dark Man (Alexander Skarsgård) also tries to reach out to the left in need of her devotion.
"There are bitter days ahead - death and terror. The Dark Man is getting stronger every day and soon he will destroy all who stand against him," says Mother Abagail.
“The world is now a blank page and that's where you have to make your point,” she repeats to end the trailer.
"The Stand" is based on King's 1978 novel by Benjamin Cavell, who is the showrunner. Other executive producers besides Cavell are Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone Executive produces and directs the premiere and the finale. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee and Stephen Welke are producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios.
The cast also includes Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Irene Bedard as Ray Bretner, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Weizak, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Fiona Dourif as Ratwoman, Natalie Martinez as Dayna Jurgens, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Jim Ellis, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman.
"The Stand" premieres on December 17th on CBS All Access and will release new episodes weekly Thursday through early February 2021.
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