The very firsts teaser trailer of the Stephen King’s The Stand has been released officially on the CBS All Access. The teaser trailer revealed a glimpse of the much-awaited adaptation. The latest edition of the limited series coming to the platform was first announced on March 30, 2018, with a direct-to-series order, and since then it has brought in an all-star cast.
The show is scheduled to be premiered on December 17, 2020, and new episodes of the show will be released weekly. Stephen King will be serving as an executive producer of the show while Josh Boone will be directing all the ten episodes of the show.
The Stand: What did the Teaser Reveal?
The teaser gives us a glimpse of Mother Abigail, who is calling her allies before a haunting montage is delivered of the ensemble cast of the characters. The adaptation stars Alexander Skarsgård, Whoopi Goldberg and James Marsden in a battle of the good versus the evil after the world is ravaged by a pandemic that kills 99.4% of the total population of the world. Goldberg is starring as Mother Abigail, while Skarsgård is playing the role of the King mainstay, Randall Flagg, who is sometimes referred to as The Man in Black, is working against Mother Abigail.
Josh Boone said it is weird when he was asked about the uncanny parallels between our current reality in the time of COVID-19 and the book. The Stand is a book of more than 1000 pages which reveals the tragic fall of a civilization when a deadly weaponized virus escapes from the secret government lab in the middle of the desert.
Nearly twenty other adaptations based on the work of Stephen King have been announced for the next few years, but The Stand is one of the most anticipated series among all. The novel is considered to be one of the best work of Stephen King, and it has already been adapted for the television once. Also, it has been turned into a comic book series as well. This is not surprising at all, while considering the fact that he has released various versions of the novel since the initial release of it in the year 1978. The involvement of Stephen King in the project makes sure that the fans are going to be excited. King has always been notoriously vocal when it comes to the writer’s opinions about adaptations of his own work.