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​The Stand Reveals First Cast Members For Limited-Series Event

James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga join the upcoming CBS All Access adaptation of the best-selling Stephen King novel.
Posted on Aug 1, 2019 | 02:30pm
James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga are the first cast members announced for The Stand, the upcoming CBS All Access limited-event series based on the post-apocalyptic world contained within one of Stephen King's most-celebrated novels.

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, The Stand is King's vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. Here, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of these survivors and the 108-year-old Mother Abagail, while their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

In an exciting and surprising twist for fans of the original work, Stephen King himself will write the last chapter of the CBS All Access original series, which will provide a new coda for the story that can't be found in the book.

READ: The Stand Gets Series Order On CBS All Access

Marsden (Westworld, Dead To Me) will portray Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man in an extraordinary situation with a damaged quality to him that belies his exterior.

Heard (Aquaman, Justice League) will play Nadine Cross, a deeply conflicted woman who feels the consequences of her actions, but is still compelled by her allegiance to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Young (Assassination Nation, A Million Little Pieces) will play Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant young woman navigating a strange new world, who also has the foresight to recognize that there is evil lurking beyond the Dark Man.

Zaga (13 Reasons Why, Trinkets) will portray Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man who finds himself in a position of authority when the unthinkable happens. He has a habit of risking his own well-being for the safety of others.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and Executive Produce, with Boone also directing. Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein will also serve as Executive Producers with Will Weiske and Miri Yoon as co-Executive Producers. Knate Lee, Jill Killington, and Owen King will serve as Producers.

Stay tuned to CBS.com for more information on The Stand, coming soon to CBS All Access.