CBS All Access' The Stand Adds Whoopi Goldberg and More

In addition to Alexander Skarsgard, who will play Randall Flagg, aka the Dark Man, for CBS All Access' upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, even more casting continues to come together.

According to Deadline, Whoopi Goldberg has signed on for the long-awaiting remake, alongside other newcomers Jovan Adepo (When They See Us), Owen Teague (Mrs. Fletcher), Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me). Goldberg will be playing Mother Abigail, one of the leaders of The Stand's post-apocalyptic protagonists, with Adepo playing Larry Underwood, Teague as Harold Lauder, Henke as Tom Cullen and Sunjata as Cobb.

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The new cast joins James Marsden (Westworld) and Amber Heard (Aquaman) in the lead roles as Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith, respectively.

Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

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Adapted by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is expected to premiere on CBS All Access sometime in 2020.

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