Stephen King’s The Stand TV Show Reveals Alexander Skarsgard’s Randall Flagg And More In First Look


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The world is arguably extra prepared now for an adaptation of The Stand than ever earlier than. Between the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, and the huge resurgence of Stephen King in popular culture, the fabric is excessively tapped into the zeitgeist (even supposing the guide was first revealed many years in the past). Fortuitously, we solely have a short time longer to attend earlier than we really get to see the brand new live-action tackle the story, with a restricted sequence set to launch on CBS All Entry later this 12 months, and at this time we’re over-the-moon to have obtained our very first have a look at stills from the present that includes the celebrities in character:

Self-importance Honest has obtained the unique first have a look at The Stand at this time, posting seven stills on the publication’s Instagram web page, and you may examine them out by clicking by means of the gallery beneath.

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FIRST LOOK: Stephen King’s #TheStand is coming to life as soon as once more. Starring Alexander Skarsga?rd, Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, and legions extra, the upcoming restricted sequence adaptation—which was in manufacturing simply as COVID-19 hit—places a brand new spin on the writer’s legendary plague novel. “It’s concerning the elementary questions of what society owes the person and what we owe to one another,” says showrunner Benjamin Cavell. “Over the past however-many years, we’ve kind of taken without any consideration the construction of democracy. Now, a lot of that’s being ripped right down to the studs. It’s fascinating to see a narrative about people who find themselves rebuilding it from the bottom up.” See extra on the hyperlink in bio.

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When you don’t know something about The Stand, there’s a superb probability that these pictures don’t imply a hell of lots to you – however the excellent news is that we’re acquainted with the guide and comfortable to interrupt down what’s being proven right here.

Randall Flagg

Let’s begin with the massive unhealthy, lets? In The Stand, Alexander Skarsgard performs the infamous Randall Flagg – who’s an otherworldly being who’s ostensibly a pressure of pure evil. Following the lethal outbreak of the flu referred to as Captain Journeys, he goes on a recruitment mission of kinds to assemble disciples from the restricted pool of survivors nonetheless left on the earth. He communicates with those that could comply with him by means of their goals, working to get them to swear allegiance to him, and he units up a base of operations for his enterprise in Las Vegas – which explains the neon lighting within the solo shot of the character above.

Lloyd Henreid

You most likely seen that the gallery above options two pictures of Alexander Skarsgard as Randall Flagg, with the second that includes the Stand antagonist squatting subsequent to a prisoner locked up in a jail cell. This prisoner’s identify is Lloyd Henreid, and he’s performed by Nat Wolff within the sequence. In the beginning of the Captain Journeys outbreak, Lloyd finds himself thrown in jail following a homicidal crime spree, and that turns into a major problem when all of his fellow inmates and the entire guards begin to die. He winds up being on the verge of hunger when Randall finds him, and is recruited to be a prime determine within the chief’s rising faction of survivors.

Mom Abigail

Randall Flagg is basically the illustration of all evil in The Stand, however his presence on the earth is balanced out by Mom Abigail – a real pressure for goodness, and the oldest girl alive on the age of 108. From her household farm in Nebraska, Abigail (who’s performed by Whoopi Goldberg on the present) sends out a sort of psychic sign to the great folks left on the earth, and has them be a part of her within the pursuit of beginning a brand new society within the mid-west.

Franny Goldsmith

Subsequent up we’ve Franny Goldsmith, performed by Odessa Younger. She too has a sophisticated life to steer within the post-Captain Journeys world, primarily as a result of she is surviving for 2. Whereas its data that she principally retains to herself out of worry, she is pregnant at the beginning of the outbreak. Residing in Ogunquit, Maine, she is on their own following the demise of her dad and mom, however she does wind up with an unlucky companion to journey with when its determined that she will now not keep dwelling…

Harold Lauder

As seen a few instances within the gallery above, Franny’s journey companion is Harold Lauder (performed by IT’s Owen Teague), and it seems that his presence isn’t such an incredible factor. Not solely is he obsessively in love with Franny (a sense she doesn’t reciprocate in any respect), however he’s additionally possessive and bitter – unable to face it when the girl he sees as his even seems to be at one other man. In the guide they depart Maine collectively in hopes of creating it to the infectious illness heart in Stovington, Vermont, however based mostly on the picture above, it appears their course might be altering a bit as they plan to go to the CDC in Atlanta as a substitute.

Those that have learn the guide know that this assortment of characters actually solely represents a fraction of all the principle gamers in The Stand – as this gallery doesn’t characteristic James Marsden’s Stu Redman, Henry Zaga’s Nick Andros, Brad William Henke’s Tom Cullen, Jovan Adepo’s Larry Underwood, and Amber Heard’s Nadine Cross as examples – however hopefully it gained’t be an excessive amount of longer till their first look pictures arrive.

The Stand doesn’t at present have a launch date, however keep tuned right here on CinemaBlend for extra updates concerning the challenge.



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