All right, Stephen King fans, we’ve got official casting for four roles in the brand new adaptation of The Stand coming to CBS All Access!
According to Entertainment Weekly, James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) will take on the role of blue collar everyman Stu Redman, a role that was played by Gary Sinise in the miniseries which premiered in 1994.
Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) joins the cast as Frannie Goldsmith, a young woman who finds herself pregnant and searching for a home in the midst of the deadly Captain Trips pandemic.
Amber Heard (Aquaman) will play the conflicted Nadine Cross who feels the draw of the mysterious Randall Flagg and is compelled to be with him.
And finally, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) has been cast as Nick Andros, a selfless young deaf and mute man who finds himself in the company of Tom Cullen as they travel across the country toward Mother Abigail.
The publication also announced that Stephen King himself will pen the finale of the ten-episode limited series which will include information never-before-published in the various versions of The Stand, detailing the lives of the survivors after their final, deadly showdown with the Dark Man.
The Stand tells the story of a deadly virus nicknamed Captain Trips that wipes out almost everyone it touches. Those who survive find themselves split into two factions. Those who follow the light under the guidance of Mother Abigail and those compelled to the dark side who do the bidding of Randall Flagg aka the Dark Man.
There is no official release date for the series as of yet.
Now that this first round of casting has been announced, the rest are sure to follow and iHorror will keep you informed of all the latest news!