CBS All Access is getting into bed with Stephen King. The streaming service announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that it has given a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of King's bestselling novel The Stand.
The 10-episode series, which will also be title The Stand, tells the story of an apocalyptic world ruined by plague that is embroiled in a struggle between good and evil. The series will follow the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a small group of survivors who carry the future of mankind on their shoulders as they contend with Randall Flagg, aka the Dark Man, who is described as having a "lethal smile and unspeakable powers." The series will be written and produced by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell.
"I'm excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform," said Stephen King in a statement. "The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they're doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen."
The Stand is just the latest scripted series to come to CBS All Access. The streaming service is home to The Good Fight, No Activity, Strange Angel, Tell Me a Story, Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone and Why Women Kill.
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