Another One of Stephen King’s Novels is Being Adapted into a Series
CBS All Access just announced that they’ll be making an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The series will be a limited run.
The Stand was originally published in 1978, yet is still a favorite amongst many of his fans. The novel portrays a post-apocalyptic world, where ninety-nine percent of the population has perished. And all this thanks to improper handling of laboratory supplies.
The novel has gotten a lot of love over the years, and with good reason. Some have even gone so far as to give it credit for being the influence on all modern post-apocalyptic dramas.
According to those involved in the project, the series has actually been in the works for years. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell have been working on the writing for most of that time. And obviously, they’re going to be staying on as writers for the project. Boone is also going to be pulling double duty and acting as a director.
The series is going to be a ten-issue limited run and will be airing on CBS All Access. No actors have been officially cast, but that is going to change soon. It’s likely that CBS All Access will be working on getting the show moving forward quickly. Hopefully, we’ll hear more news in the near future.
They have not yet announced an air date, but our best guess is that CBS All Access will be pushing to put the series out before the end of 2020.
Josh Boone is a huge fan of Stephen King’s works, but especially of the novel The Stand. Given what he’s said about the novel, it’s safe to say that the adaptation is in safe hands.
“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from god himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day.
“I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”
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