Stephen King Classic TV Series ‘The Stand’ Is Getting A Reboot
Entertainment Weekly is reporting the classic Stephen King book "The Stand" is getting another mini-series treatment.
A 10 part series has been given the green light to be on CBS All Access, CBS's own stream service.
King is pretty excited about the project, in a statement obtained by Entertainment weekly:
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. 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 book's story line serves as a predecessor of today's hit shows and movies: a post-apocalyptic epic that involves a virus, paranormal premonitions and the battle of good versus evil.
The original miniseries aired on ABC starring Gary Senise, or Lieutenant Dan as we all commonly know him as, and 80's icons, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.
Here's a trailer (terrible CGI and all) from 1994:
The new series has been in development for years but does not yet have a cast yet. A tentative and general date of release is set for the year 2020.
Let's cross our fingers that they learned their lesson with King's last CBS series Under the Dome which turned into another great King concept adapted for TV that went terribly awry.