Recently, Stephen King novels have found a huge boom in popularity amongst Hollywood films and television series. Andrés Muschietti’s blockbuster adaptation of It, Spike TV’s series The Mist, and Hulu’s upcoming series Castle Rock are just some examples of King’s work being adapted for the big and small screen as of late.
Now, according to Screen Rant, a new adaptation will be added to the mix. CBS streaming service, CBS All Access, is eyeing Stephen King’s popular (and infamously long) novel The Stand for a new television series. The Stand was famously adapted for television before in the 1994 miniseries starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Rob Lowe.
The Stand tells a post-apocalyptic story of a group of strangers who are brought together under strange circumstances by a common, recurring dream. The story features King’s renowned antagonist, Randall Flagg.
CBS is planning a 10-hour limited series with The Stand. Director Josh Boone, who has been planning the project since 2014, will direct the series.
The Stephen King project marks CBS All Access’ growing library of original series that continue to grab the attentions of critics and viewers at home. Recently, CBS All Access released its series Star Trek: Discovery, which met rather positive reviews.
With its adaptation of The Stand, CBS All Access might soon be able to rival streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu..