Eion Bailey (“ER”), Katherine McNamara (“Arrow”) and Hamish Linklater (“Legion”) have joined the cast of the CBS All Access adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand”.
The story is an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors.
Bailey will play Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crew alongside Harold. McNamara will play Julie Lawry, a small-town girl with a wild side. Linklater will play Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu.
The trio joins Amber Heard, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgard, Greg Kinnear, Nicholas Lea, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Nat Wolff, Brad William Henke, Marilyn Manson, Tarun Keram and Daniel Sunjata. King himself will write the final episode of the series, offering a ‘new coda’ that goes beyond the book.
Josh Boone and Ben Cavell are writers and executive producers, with Boone also directing. Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein also serve as executive producer.