Katherine McNamara, Eion Bailey & Hamish Linklater Join The Stand Series


Katherine McNamara, Eion Bailey & Hamish Linklater Join The Stand Series

Katherine McNamara, Eion Bailey & Hamish Linklater join The Stand series

Katherine McNamara (Arrow, Shadowhunters), Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, Once Upon a Time), and Hamish Linklater (Legion, Tell Me Your Secrets) have joined The Stand series adaptation from CBS All Access, Variety has confirmed.

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McNamara will play Julie Lawry, a small-town girl with a wild side. Bailey will play Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crew alongside Harold in Boulder, Colorado. Finally, Linklater will play Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu.

The three stars join a cast that includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) as Glen Bateman, Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) as Mother Abigail, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Lloyd Henreid, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (IT) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a new character.

The 10 episode series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel from writers Josh Boone (The Fault in Our StarsThe New Mutants) and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), reveals that this is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

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King wrote the 10th and final episode of the series, which will reportedly include a new “coda” to the story that wasn’t part of the author’s novel. Boone will also direct the series for CBS Television Studios. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will executive produce. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will co-executive produce with Owen King serving as producer.

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