The works of Stephen King have always been popular for adaptation, but lately the rights to the horror author's novels and short stories alike have been selling like hotcakes. Now, it sounds like one of his most epic tales is still getting another chance on television.
During an interview with Deadline at the Television Critics Association press tour at the CBS All Access Conference, CBS TV Studios president David Stapf, CBS All Access President and COO Marc DeBevoise and EVP of Original Content Julie McNamara revealed that an adaptation of The Stand is still on the docket to join the streaming service.
Stapf and DeBevoise confirmed that the adaptation of The Stand is currently in development, with an intended 2019 premiere. While they didn’t reveal much about the series, it does mean one of the most exciting Stephen King stories ever is being prepared for a new series.
The Stand centers around the few survivors of a plague that decimates the United States of America. Two camps form -- one amassing around the kindly and mysterious Mother Abigail, the other centering around the demonic and fearsome Randall Flag. It’ll follow The Mist, Castle Rock, and 11.22.63 as recent adaptations of King's works being brought to television. It’ll also be the second attempt at adapting the story following a version produced in 1994.
The Stand is slated to premiere in 2019.