CBS Talks “The Stand,” “Console Wars” & “Evil”

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It was CBS’ turn at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday and the network offered updates on numerous shows for both the main network and its CBS All Access streaming service.

First up, the upcoming “The Stand” nine-episode mini-series for All Access has confirmed its first cast members which match a few of those rumored the other week. James Marsden will play Stu, Amber Heard is Nadine, Odessa Young is Frannie and Henry Zaga is Nick Andros. King himself will write the last chapter of the series with much of that episode going beyond the events of the ending of the book.

Next up, All Access is planning a feature documentary and potential narrative series based on Blake J. Harris’ novel “Console Wars”. The story explores ho small, scrappy gaming company Sega took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. Harris directs and Oscar-winning documentarian Doug Blush produces the feature while Mike Rosolio is penning and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“Kong: Skull Island”) is attached to direct the series version.

Over on the main channel, “Evil” showrunners Robert and Michelle King say that many of the faces that occasionally pop up in rotation as guest stars on “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight” are set to do so as well on the new supernatural drama starting with former “Smallville” alum John Glover. Michelle King says: “There are all these wonderful actors who, after ten years of being in that universe, that we’ve used and the fact that we can use them again is wonderful.”

“Evil” premieres late September. Both “The Stand” and “Console Wars” aren’t expected to arrive until well into 2020.

Source: TV Line