Here's the Premiere Date for Stephen King's 'The Stand'

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Aug 25, 2020

At long last, we finally have a premiere date for the hugely anticipated new TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.

Today CBS All Access announced it will premiere the show on December 17. There will be nine episodes in total, with each arriving weekly.

In addition to featuring Marilyn Manson, the show for CBS All Access will star James Marsden, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, Henry Zaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Daniel Sunjata, Alexander Skarsgård, Nat Wolff, Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara, Hamish Linklater and Heather Graham.

"During the two years we spent making The Stand, we all felt the responsibility of adapting what may be the most beloved work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, but none of us could have imagined that Stephen King's 40-year-old masterpiece about a global pandemic would come to be so eerily relevant," said showrunner Benjamin Cavell in a statement. "We're honoured to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We're so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can't wait to share it with the world."

King's novel originally arrived in 1978 and tells the frightening tale of how an influenza strain causes an apocalyptic pandemic, with the virus killing more than 99 percent of the world's population. So yes, its story is very appropriate right now.

Down below, you can see a series of newly released images from the show.

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