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Stephen King’s The Stand TV series casts its Randall Flagg and Mother Abigail

September 12th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like CBS All Access’ ten-hour adaptation of Stephin King’s masterwork, The Stand, has found its leader for the tribes of good and evil.

Randall Flagg, the demon who comes to make his domain in Las Vegas in the tale will be played by True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård, while leading the forces for good as Mother Abigail will be star Whoopi Goldberg.

Skarsgård would not in a million years have entered my head as Flagg, having been played in the original The Stand series by actor Jamey Sheridan and then more recently by Mattew McConaughey in The Dark Tower – Flagg is a recurring force for evil in King’s universe going by many names but always being the same character.

Director/writer Josh Boone’s limited series will also – now confirmed – star Jovan Adepo as musician Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen and Daniel Sunjata as Cobb.

James Marsden will lead the cast as Stu Redmond while Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga will fill the cast out.

That’s one hell of a cast for one hell of a story… here’s hoping it can deliver on its promise.

Source: Births, Movies, Death

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….