Stephen King’s The Stand Ordered To Series At CBS All Access

It’s finally happening! Probably! After all these years and development, Stephen King’s The Stand is finally set to get remade in today’s Golden Age of Television. Of course, we have the old mini-series from decades back, but let’s be honest: that did about as well as the original IT miniseries from 1990. Given today’s quality TV, it really is the other main tome I would have liked to see remade.

According to THR, The Stand will be getting a 10-episode order from CBS All Access, a network whose slate is getting increasingly enviable, with shows like The Twilight Zone on its way and Star Trek: Discovery heading into its second season. As much as I hate the idea of CBS All Access, something like The Stand may very well be something that gets me to dip my toe in their waters.

Penning the script is Josh Boone, the New Mutants writer-director. Boone has been attached to this film for quite some time, and several years back, he discussed his intent to adapt the novel into four feature films. Honestly, I think this TV deal is a much better idea than four films, even with a slightly reduced budget. Writing alongside him is Justified and Homeland scribe Ben Cavell.

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“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” King said of the series. “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.”

“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery,” Boone said. “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.”

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