For the past few years, audiences have been having nightmares of actor Bill Skarsgard as the terrifying Pennywise the Clown invading their sleep. While many of us were skeptical as how well the film would do, Skarsgard did a good job of bringing that iconic Stephen King villain to life in those IT films. Now, it sounds like CBS All Access is dipping back into the Skarsgard family for another iconic Stephen King villain.
Collider is reporting that Bill Skarsgard’s older brother Alexander Skarsgard will be playing The Man in Black, Randall Flagg, in CBS All Access’ The Stand. This is in addition to Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata as Cobb. It also comes following a confirmation that Whoopi Goldberg would be playing Mother Abigail.
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Those who read Stephen King’s work know that not only does Randall Flagg act as an antagonist in The Stand’s post-apocalyptic world, but he is also a common antagonist in many other King novels, including The Dark Tower.
With Skarsgard following in the footsteps of his sibling, he’ll certainly have large shoes to fill in regards to the Stephen King film villain canon. Are you excited to see Alexander Skarsgard taking on the role of Randall Flagg? Let us know down below!
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