Collider have exclusively shared news that True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard wil portray Mr. Randall Flagg in Stephen King’s The Stand adaptation.
Skarsgard will join Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata as well as already announced James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga with Whoopi Goldberg portraying Mother Abagail.
King himself has written the series’ tenth and final episode, which will include a new “coda” to the story that wasn’t part of his original 1978 novel, which takes place before, during, and after an earth-shattering disease kills off 99% of the planet’s population. New alliances and communities emerge in the aftermath, most notably a peaceful safe haven led by the saintly Mother Abagail and a wild, lawless city ruled by the demonic Flagg.
Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is co-writing the miniseries with Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), with Boone set to direct and executive produce alongside Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein and Cavell. Will Weiske will serve as a co-EP, while Knate Lee, Jill Killington and Owen King will serve as producers. The Stand will debut on CBS All Access in 2020.