After years of trying to get another adaptation off the ground, it appears that The Stand is finally being realized for the first time since the 1994 miniseries. CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service, is bringing it to life as a 10 part limited run.
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform … The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
Curiously, it will be written by Josh Boone, who is currently best known for directing 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars. But while it may seem like a strange choice, Boone is very passionate about King and his works. He explains that it began when he was very young.
“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from
King’s own son Owen will produce the series, making it a family affair.