It’s Official: CBS All Access orders Stephen King’s The Stand event series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

We've been hearing rumors of a new adaptation of Stephen King's THE STAND now forever and it looks like it might just happen for real this time (no, really, for real this time) as Deadline has just reported that CBS All Access has given a 10-episode order to a new adaptation of King’s novel as a limited event series. As we already knew, this new take on the book will be coming our way via THE NEW MUTANTS writer-director Josh Boone and producer Ben Cavell. Boone and Cavell will be writing the series together and Boone will direct.

Here's what Stephen King had to say:

I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.

And here's what Boone has to say:

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.

Julie McNamara, EVP, Original Content, CBS All Access:

With over 400 million books sold around the world, Stephen King is one of our greatest living authors and The Stand is widely considered the crown jewel of his work. Millions of fans have been waiting for a modern interpretation that delivers on its depth, scope and ambition. We are thrilled to be working with Stephen, Josh, Ben and a dedicated team working passionately to bring this brilliant material to life.

Hell, yeah! I'm excited to finally see this book put (back) on the screen. So many talented writers and directors have been attached to the movies and planned TV series over the years that I can't believe it's actually happening… and I won't fully believe it is until the series premieres. Fingers crossed. 

Boone and Cavell executive produce with Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will serve as co-executive producers and Owen King will produce. How excited are you to hear that THE STAND is finally coming (back) to your TV screen? Let us know below!

Source: Deadline

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