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The Stand: CBS All Access series adds to its ensemble cast

CBS All Access’ limited series, The Stand, just added some major players to its cast.

The Stand is yet another Stephen King story coming to the small screen. We’ve had so many lately including Hulu’s Castle Rock, but can we ever really get enough of his crazy literary world? This CBS All Access limited series has an all-star cast, but according to Deadline, it just grew by three.

Joining the cast are Shadowhunters’ Kat McNamara, Once Upon a Time’s Eion Bailey, and Legion’s Hamish Linklater. If you’ve ever seen any of them act, then you know that we’re in for a wonderful treat. They’ll be joining an already stacked cast inclusive of James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgard, Whoopi Goldberg, and Amber Heard.

What is this show and when does it premiere?!

As can be expected from Stephen King, The Stand will tell the story of a world riddled with the apocalypse, plague, and a battle of good versus evil. The only hope for humanity lies with 108-year old Mother Abigail (Goldberg). Unfortunately, Skarsgard’s creepy character, aka the Dark Man will make for some terrorizing hurdles that the good guys will have to face.

So, who are the three new The Stand cast members playing?

  • Eion Bailey: Teddy Weizak–A survivor of the superflu
  • Kat McNamara: Julie Lawry–A small-town girl who likes to live life on the wild side
  • Hamish Linklater: Dr. Ellis–An ambitious infectious-disease specialist who hopes to be the one to cure the superflu
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Are you guys excited?! Because I’m ecstatic! I think we can expect this series to be pretty epic. And the best part? Another Skarsgard is joining Stephen King’s universe. Maybe we can get some sort of crossover event going! Castle Rock meets The Stand.

Information regarding a premiere date or shooting schedule has not yet been released, but rest assured, it won’t be long until it is!

Are you excited to see The Stand? Share your comments below!

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