Stephen King’s The Stand: Book on the making of new miniseries coming in May

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The CBS All Access mini-series based on Stephen King's epic novel The Stand is now three episodes into its nine episode run, and if you're enjoying the show you might want to pick up The Art and Making of The Stand, which is set to be released by Titan Books on May 4, 2021.

Written by Andy Burns, who is said to be a "The Stand expert", the 192 page hardcover book is described as "the definitive companion title" to the mini-series.

The Art and Making of The Stand takes readers behind the scenes of this much-anticipated series to discover how a remarkable group of producers and actors brought Stephen King’s genre-defining opus to screen. The book is full to the brim with on-set photography, concept art and more, accompanied by interviews with the crew and all-star cast alongside the shooting script for the never-before-published coda written for the new series by King himself. 

The book is not yet available for pre-order, but will be going for the price of $45 when it is.

Burns previously wrote This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand. You can pick that up at THIS LINK.

The Stand tells the following story: 

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

The CBS All Access mini-series stars Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Fiona Dourif as the Rat Woman, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Ezra Miller as Trashcan Man, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Irene Bedard as Ray Bretner, Natalie Martinez as Dayna Jurgens, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, and Daniel Sunjata as Cobb.

This new version of The Stand was produced by CBS Television Studios. Josh Boone and Benjamin Cavell executive produced with Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon served as co-executive producers, and Jake Braver, Stephen Welke, Knate Lee, Jill Killington, and Owen King have producer credits. 

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