CBS All Access announced a new limited event series, The Stand, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
The TV series will be offered on CBS’ digital subscription and live streaming service and will consist of 10 episodes. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will be executive producing and writing the script, with Boone also directing.
The Stand takes place during an apocalyptic time period with the struggle of good vs. evil lingering heavily. The fate of the world is left up to Mother Abagail – a 108-year-old woman – and a group of other survivors. Randall Flagg, also known as the Dark Man, haunts them with his unimaginable powers.
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” King said in a statement. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
The series will be the second King-inspired drama on streaming. Hulu has Castle Rock, which isn’t adapted directly from any of King’s novels but is set inside the fictional world that he created.