Alexander Skarsgard The Stand
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Collider is reporting that Alexander Skarsgard (True BloodBig Little Lies) will take on the villainous role of Randall Flagg in CBS All Access’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.

Skarsgard, whose brother Bill starred as Pennywise in the big screen adaptation It, certainly has the acting chops to pull off the sinister character, and it will be interesting seeing his interpretation of a villain that has appeared numerous times within King’s expanded universe.

The casting news from Collider comes after King appeared on this morning’s episode of The View to promote his new novel, The Institute.

Jovan Adepo (Fences) will take on the role of sometimes-conflicted musician Larry Underwood. Owen Teague who appeared as Patrick Hotstetter in IT and IT Chapter Two will play Frannie Goldsmith’s traveling companion Harold Lauder. Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) will appear in the role of Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata (The Devil Wears Prada) will play Cobb.

Whoopi Goldberg also confirmed on this morning’s episode that she would be playing Randall Flagg’s polar opposite, Mother Abigail, in the series with King in full support of her taking on the role.

Casting news has been sparse for The Stand, but it certainly seems to be ramping up, now that production is set to begin soon. Stay tuned to iHorror for more information as it becomes available!