Stephen King's THE STAND Finds New Life At CBS All Access; Josh Boone Still On Board

Stephen King's THE STAND Finds New Life At CBS All Access; Josh Boone Still On Board

Big news for fans of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic horror novel, as The Stand has found a new lease of life on CBS All Access. The 10-episode series will be directed, produced, and written by Josh Boone.

The Stephen King novel many consider to be among the celebrated author's very best work, The Stand, is coming to the small screen via CBS All Access.

The post-apocalyptic tale was originally going to be developed as a feature at Warner Bros., but last we heard it was actually set to be adapted into an 8-part TV series at Showtime. Now, it's found a new home at CBS, who has put in a 10-episode order.

New Mutants director Josh Boone was the driving force behind all previous attempts to adapt the book, and that hasn't changed. He will direct, write, and produce the upcoming series.

Boone had the following to say about the project.


“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 god himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day.

I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”

We had heard that Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) had signed on to play a character created specifically for the first movie adaptation, but it's unclear if that'll carry over to this TV show. Matthew McConaughey was also rumored to be circling the villainous role of Randall Flagg  - whom he actually played an incarnation of in The Dark Tower - but we haven't had any updates on that since.

Hopefully we'll get a few more details on this latest take on The Stand soon, but for now let us know what you think of this news in the comments.
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