Heather Graham Signs on for CBS All Access’ The Stand

Heather Graham indicators on for CBS All Access’ The Stand

As if the solid wasn’t already packed to the brim with high quality performers, the upcoming CBS All Access miniseries adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King novel The Stand has expanded additional with the addition of Heather Graham (The Hangover), in response to Deadline.

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The 49-year-old actress has signed on to star as Rita Blakemoor, a rich girl who’s sick ready for the tip of the world and makes an attempt to flee superflu-infested New York City.

Graham joins a solid that features 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, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a brand new character, Katherine McNamara (Arrow) as Julie Lawry, Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers) as Teddy Weizak and Hamish Linklater (Legion) as Dr. Ellis.

The 10 episode sequence adaptation of Stephen King’s novel from writers Josh Boone (The Fault in Our StarsThe New Mutants) and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), reveals that that is the best way the world ends: with a nanosecond of laptop error in a Defense Department laboratory and 1,000,000 informal contacts that type the hyperlinks in a series letter of demise. And right here is the grim new world of the day after, a world stripped of its establishments and emptied of 99 p.c of its individuals. A world during which a handful of panicky survivors select sides — or are chosen. A world during which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a person with a deadly smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the darkish man.

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King wrote the 10th and last episode of the sequence, which is able to reportedly embody a brand new “coda” to the story that wasn’t a part of the creator’s novel. Boone may even direct the sequence for CBS Television Studios. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will government produce. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will co-executive produce with Owen King serving as producer.

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