Pic: The Stand writer's room hard at work on new 10-episode event series

Last week we passed along the killer news that writer-director Josh Boone's (THE NEW MUTANTS) 10-episode limited event series based on Stephen King's THE STAND had officially been given the green light from CBS All Access. And today we have a picture of the writer's room hard at work including Owen King, Ben Cavell, Jill Killington, Knate Lee, Eric Dickinson, and Boone. Yes, King's son, Owen is helping bring the novel to the screen.

You can check out Boone's Instagram post below. 

THE STAND was previously adapted into a four-part miniseries directed by Mick Garris that aired on ABC in 1994 and began when:

A horrifically plague-ravaged Earth where a fraction of its population survives, compelling them to choose sides between the overwhelming forces of good and evil. Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams - revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others to gravitate towards a sinister course of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps - one led by the saintly Mother Abigail and the other demonic Randall Flagg - the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy, whose ruthless potency is increased by their domination of an excavated nuclear warhead. Their extreme clash of wills makes it inevitable that these remnants of humanity will soon engage in a final confrontation - The Stand - an immense and atrocious battle which could result in annihilating the power of good and hurdle the fate of the planet into the reins of evil. 

Boone was originally planning to turn King's novel into a four-film epic, then there was talk that there could be an eight-part miniseries that would lead into a feature film, and now here we are with this ten-hour limited series. Will this version ever make it to the screen? I hope so, but my fingers are still crossed. Let's hope it works out this time around! We'll make sure to keep you guys up-to-date on the upcoming series here at AITH and we will make sure to pass along word on this - and any other - King adaptation that comes along. Stay tuned!


The Stand Writer’s Room #thestand With Ben Cavell, Owen King, Jill Killington, Knate Lee and Eric Dickinson and me

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