Stephen King isn’t exactly known for brevity, but even by his standards, The Stand (first published in 1978) is a tome of a novel. In fact, 1990’s “uncut” edition remains his longest novel to date, clocking in at over 1,150 pages.
Unsurprisingly, a book of that size boasts a massive cast of characters. That means that casting news for CBS All Access’s limited-series adaptation is coming in thick and fast, so here’s a quick update on some recent additions.
Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time) will play Teddy Weizak (the character played by King himself in the 1994 TV miniseries), one of the survivors of the devastating superflu that decimates the world’s population. Katherine McNamara (Arrow) will play Julie Lawry, a small-town girl with a wild side who, in the novel, ends up joining the evil Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) at his stronghold in Las Vegas. Hamish Linklater (Legion) will play Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who wants to be a hero.
They join previously announced cast members like James Marsden, Amber Heard, and Whoopi Goldberg. The series, which was written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, is currently filming in Vancouver.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)