It’s certainly a good time to be a Stephen King fan. King recently published his latest book, The Institute and It: Chapter Two is currently in cinemas and is enjoy a strong response from both critics and fans alike. As if that wasn’t enough, several new cast members have been announced for the upcoming CBS adaptation of The Stand, including Alexander Skarsgård as antagonist Randall Flagg.
As Collider reports, Skarsgård joins an already stellar cast, which includes Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross), and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail.
The adaptation will consist of ten episodes and King himself has written the finale. The show will include parts of the story which were omitted from the original printing of the novel. If the name Skarsgård seems familiar to you then it may be because Alexander’s brother, Bill Skarsgård, played the demonic clown Pennywise in the recent It films. A release date for the upcoming show is yet to be confirmed but it is expected to air sometime next year.