If you love you some Stephen King stories, then you’re living in something of a golden age of content. For the past few years, we’ve seen a seemingly-endless bevy of material being adapted for both the small and big screen. And there’s plenty more on the way, not the least of which is CBS All Access’ The Stand.
This series adapts the 1,300-page tome that chronicles a host of characters in a post-apocalyptic world. For those who love the novel, it’s already pretty cool that the network is making this series with a modern filmmaking mindset…but that’s not all it will offer. The show will also feature a ninth episode — one that is written by King and will serve as a new ending.
“For fans of the book who have wondered what became of the survivors of the stand, this episode will contain a story that takes us beyond the book to answer those questions,” CBS All Access EVP Julie McNamara said at TCA “A continuation to The Stand; we can’t wait to share that with the world.”
So, to be clear, it sounds like the show will feature the ending in the novel, but will go even further to help tie up the loose ends fans have been wondering about for decades. King then took to Twitter to express how excited he was to have the opportunity to write the episode, saying:
“The script for that final episode is written. I was glad Josh Boone gave me the chance, because that final story has been in my mind for 30 years.”
The script for that final episode is written. I was glad Josh Boone gave me the chance, because that final story has been in my mind for 30 years.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 2, 2019
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SOURCE: Deadline, Stephen King