Stephen King's 'The Stand' Adds Katherine McNamara, Eion Bailey and More
The Stand, a limited series that will premiere in 2020, follows an epidemic super flu that wipes out most of humanity. Survivors band together and must deal with the villainous Randall Flagg who has gathered society's outcasts to his side.
They join previously announced stars James Marsden, Amber Heard and more.
Bailey (Once Upon a Time, Ray Donovan) will portray Teddy Weizak, a survivor of the super flu while Linklater (Legion) will be seen as Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious-disease specialist who wants to stop the super flu.
Josh Boone is writing and executive producing the series with Ben Cavell. Boone also serves as director.
The limited series is based on Stephen King's novel and received a straight-to-series order.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.