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Alexander Skarsgard Takes On The Role Of Randall Flagg In Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Series

Yet another member of the Skarsgard family will be taking on the role of a villain in the Stephen King universe with Alexander Skarsgard playing Randall Flagg, aka The Man In Black in the upcoming CBS All Access series of Stephen King’s “The Stand”. It is said that the upcoming series will consist of ten episodes and will also star James Marsden (Westworld), Amber Heard (Aquaman), Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why). In “The Stand”, the character of Randall Flagg is a charismatic, demonic leader who is the head of a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. He is preparing for the final showdown between good and evil, and is determined that his side will win. Flagg’s character was introduced in “The Stand”, but is also a character that is prominent in King’s “Dark Tower” book series as well!
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Alexander Skarsgard, Whoopi Goldberg and more join Stephen King adaptation The Stand

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone’s long-gestating The Stand has found its Randall Flagg and Mother Abagail, with Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) and Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act) securing the two key roles in the Stephen King adaptation.

Along with Skarsgard and Goldberg, the series has also announced four more cast members: Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (Black Mirror) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb.

See Also: Stephen King writing new ending for The Stand TV series

The new additions join the previously announced James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Nick Andros.

Production on the new TV adaptation of The Stand is now underway, and the show is set to
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‘The Stand’: Alexander Skarsgård To Star In CBS All Access’ Stephen King Adaptation

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‘The Stand’: Alexander Skarsgård To Star In CBS All Access’ Stephen King Adaptation
Alexander Skarsgård is to star in The Stand, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at CBS All Access.

The Big Little Lies star joins James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke and Whoopi Goldberg in the drama, which has kicked off filming in Vancouver.

Skarsgård plays Randall Flagg, also known as ‘the Dark Man’, whose unsettling and ever-changing presence is the embodiment of pure evil. Like Mother Abagail (Goldberg), Flagg appears in plague survivors’ dreams but, unlike her divine messaging, his ultimate goal is far more sinister.

He recently wrapped production on Warner BrosGodzilla vs. Kong and also starred in Lionsgate’s Long Shot, Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath, The Hummingbird Project, Hold The Dark and AMC’s limited series The Little Drummer Girl. He is currently on Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida and next up
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Alexander Skarsgard Cast as Randall Flagg in ‘The Stand’ on CBS All Access

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CBS All Access has found its Man in Black for the upcoming limited series based on Stephen King’s “The Stand,” casting “Big Little Lies” and “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard as Randall Flagg.

Skarsgard joins a cast that includes Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga. Production on the series began on Friday.

The Stand” takes place in an apocalyptic world, decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Also Read: 'The Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation

Flagg is one of the most
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The Stand: Alexander Skarsgård to Play Big Bad in CBS All Access Adaptation

The Stand: Alexander Skarsgård to Play Big Bad in CBS All Access Adaptation
Another member of the Skarsgård family is joining the Stephen King universe. Big Little Lies alum Alexander Skarsgård has boarded The Stand, CBS All Access’ limited-series take on King’s 1978 novel, TVLine has confirmed.

Skarsgård will play the villainous Randall Flagg, a demonic figure who has popped up in several of King’s books. Also known as “The Dark Man” (among other monikers), Flagg tries to construct a new civilization after the world is decimated by a plague. He’s also a major adversary for Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old prophet to be played by Whoopi Goldberg.

More from TVLineWhoopi Goldberg's
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Alexander Skarsgard Joins 'The Stand' at CBS All Access

CBS All Access' The Stand has found its villain.

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) has joined the limited series as Randall Flagg, the primary antagonist in Stephen King's novel. The 10-episode series begins production in Vancouver Friday with a cast that also includes James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke and Whoopi Goldberg. Daniel Sunjata will have a guest role.

Skarsgard joins his brother Bill — who has played Pennywise in both It movies — in playing a Stephen King villain.

The Stand tells the story of a world decimated by plague and locked ...
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Alexander Skarsgard Set to Play Randal Flagg in Stephen King's The Stand Series

Some more casting news has surfaced for the upcoming 10-episode series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. According to Collider, Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) has been perfectly cast in the villainous role of Randall Flagg!

Flagg is described by King:

“He looks like anybody you see on the street. But when he grins, birds fall dead off telephone lines…the grass yellows up and dies where he spits. He’s always outside. He came out of time…He has the name of a thousand demons. Jesus knocked him into a herd of pigs once. His name is Legion. He’s afraid of us…He knows magic. He can call the wolves and live in the crows…He’s the king of nowhere.”

This is such a great role for Skarsgard to take on, and I’m excited to see how he will end up bringing the character to life.
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Alexander Skarsgard and Whoopi Goldberg join Stephen King series ‘The Stand’

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Alexander Skarsgard and Whoopi Goldberg have joined the cast of CBS All Access series ‘The Stand’, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

Skarsgard is set to play the villain Randall Flagg, whilst Goldberg will take on the role of Mother Abagail who is immune to the superflu and leads the ‘good’ survivors of the plague toward Boulder, Colorado. She also claims to be a prophet of God.

The story follows Stu Redman, a Texan who is the first man discovered to be immune to the Captain Trips virus that has ravaged the planet. He eventually becomes a leader in a community known as the Free Zone and is tasked with confronting the evil Randall Flagg.

James Marsden is set to play Stu Redman. Also on the cast is Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, a private school teacher and a virgin who believes she has a unique destiny to be by Flagg’s side.
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Casting Update for The Stand Limited Series, Including Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård

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Following the announcement of its first four cast members back in August, a second wave of actors have now joined the cast of CBS All Access' limited series adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, his epic post-apocalyptic novel that follows the Earth's dwindling survivors after the Captain Trips virus wipes out most of humanity.

On Wednesday morning, Stephen King appeared on ABC's The View, and it was revealed that the following actors have joined the cast of The Stand (confirmed by Entertainment Weekly):

Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail (confirming Collider's previous report) Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood Owen Teague as Harold Lauder Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen Daniel Sunjata as Cobb

Additionally, Collider's Jeff Sneider reports that Alexander Skarsgård will play the pivotal role of Randall Flagg, aka The Man in Black.

As previously announced, James Marsden will play Stu Redman, Amber Heard will portray Nadine Cross,
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Whoopi Goldberg and More Join the Cast of Stephen King's The Stand Series

We’ve got some new casting news to share with you for the series adaptation of Stephen King’s epic story The Stand. Whoopi Goldberg has joined the series along with Jovan Adepo (When They See Us), Owen Teague (Mrs. Fletcher), Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black), and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me).

They will join the previously cast James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga. Goldberg and King made the announcement earlier today on ABC’s The View.

The Stand tells the story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. While it features dozens of characters and overlapping storylines running over many years, the struggle boils down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like character named Randall Flagg, who is a recurring character in King’s stories.

Whoppi Goldberg will be taking on the role of Mother Abagail,
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‘The Stand’: Whoopi Goldberg, Four More Join Stephen King’s CBS All Access Series

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‘The Stand’: Whoopi Goldberg, Four More Join Stephen King’s CBS All Access Series
Whoopi Goldberg is set to star alongside Jovan Adepo (When They See Us), Owen Teague (Mrs. Fletcher), Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) in The Stand, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at CBS All Access. They join previously announced cast members James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga. Goldberg and King made the announcement this morning on ABC’s The View.

Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s 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 Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Goldberg’s Mother Abagail is a prophet who
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‘The Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access’ Stephen King Adaptation

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CBS All Access has found Mother Abagail for its upcoming adaption of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” revealing during “The View” on Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg will play the role.

Mother Abagail is a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu, a plague that decimates the world’s population. Along with Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have also joined the series. Previously announced cast members include James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.

The Stand” is King’s 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 Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
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Whoopi Goldberg's The Stand Character Revealed as CBS All Access Limited Series Adds 5 to Cast

Whoopi Goldberg's The Stand Character Revealed as CBS All Access Limited Series Adds 5 to Cast
Whoopi Goldberg is officially taking The Stand.

As first teased by TVLine back in June, the Oscar winner-turned-View moderator has formally joined the cast of CBS All Access’ nine-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel. Goldberg will star as Mother Abagail, a prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu. She follows in the footsteps of late actress Ruby Dee, who played the character in ABC’s 1994 miniseries version.

More from TVLineThe Stand: Stephen King to Pen Final Episode of CBS All Access Series, Add a Coda Not Found in 1978 NovelWhoopi Goldberg, James Marsden
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Whoopi Goldberg Boards 'The Stand' at CBS All Access

CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is filling out its cast, with Whoopi Goldberg among five actors joining the show.

The limited series has also added Jovan Adepo (When They See Us, The Leftovers), Owen Teague (It), Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me). They join the previously cast James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.

The Stand is set in a world decimated by plague and locked in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a ...
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Should Disney just put The New Mutants out of its misery? | Flickering Myth Podcast Mini

Following on from the rumours that Disney and Marvel are re-editing 20th Century Fox’s long-delayed X-Men spinoff The New Mutants for a potential retconning into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Allen and Ej wonder whether it’s time for the studio to take the movie out back and put it out of its misery in this extract from the latest Flickering Myth Podcast; check out the discussion in the video below, or listen to the full episode here…

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X-Men: The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and features a cast includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt (The Originals
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New Report Claims the Latest Cut of The New Mutants Removes Ties to X-Men and Mutants

An interesting new report has surfaced regarding director Josh Boone’s The New Mutants. The rumor is that Disney and Marvel have made sure to cut all the ties the movie had to Fox’s previous X-Men films, and “the idea of ‘being a mutant’ won’t be exactly mainstream,” meaning the characters won’t know that they are mutants, and they won’t know anything about the X-Men.

The new comes from FandomWire, who reports that the story is “set within a secret facility that experiments on mutants and the main character (Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar) doesn’t know she is a mutant or the meaning of the word (mutant). Moonstar is brought to the facility after an attack by Demon Bear."

I guess it makes sense that Disney and Marvel would want to remove these elements from the film. It’s further explained in the report that
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Rumour: Disney and Marvel overhauling The New Mutants to remove all ties to Fox’s X-Men

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has certainly proven a headache for 20th Century Fox, and it’s one the studio has since passed on to Disney following the studio’s acquisition by the Mouse House earlier this year.

Shot in the summer of 2017, The New Mutants was delayed twice by Fox, with the studio said to be disappointed by Boone’s vision and planning a retooling of the project which would have required extensive reshoots to at least half of the movie. These reshoots are yet to happen however, and seem unlikely to do so either now that Disney is in control and still reeling from Fox’s last X-Men project Dark Phoenix , which tanked at the box office leaving Disney with a loss of more than $100 million.

Amid speculation that the film would be dumped straight to a streaming service like Disney+ or Hulu,
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Test Screenings for Marvel's The New Mutants Have Been Getting Positive Feedback

Disney my not be feeling very impressed or confident with director Josh Boone’s upcoming Marvel movie The New Mutants, but test audiences are reportedly digging it.

The movie was made under Fox, and Disney ended up including it in their theatrical release schedule, which I’m happy about. I’ve been wanting to see this movie on the big screen, and I’ve heard from people that have seen it that it’s actually really good!

Here’s what the Editor-in-Chief of Discussing Film had to say on Twitter:

There’s been discussions of New Mutants test screenings going around today so I’ll add my two cents.

Heard it’s decent, seems this new cut adheres more to Josh Boone’s original vision for New Mutants of a scarier horror comic book movie.

— Jacob (@CinematicBanter) August 25, 2019

He went on to say that the reshoots for the film
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Disney isn’t impressed with X-Men: The New Mutants, according to reports

According to a recent report, Disney isn’t too impressed with some of their Fox acquisitions such as the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants.

Along with all the yet to be developed properties and Marvel characters that Disney purchased from Fox, the Mouse House also acquired already produced films like New Mutants. Unfortunately for Disney, they don’t seem to be impressed with what they have seen.

A recent report in Variety states: “Disney is optimistic that handing Fox superhero properties such as Fantastic Four and X-Men to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will improve the quality of these movies, but bumps must be smoothed over in that transition. The studio is unimpressed with New Mutants, an X-Men spinoff with a haunted-house vibe, and believes it has limited box office potential.”

See Also: X-Men producer disowns Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, and Apocalypse

It will be interesting to see exactly
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Full Cast Confirmed For Stephen King’s The Stand Miniseries

The new miniseries version of Stephen King’s The Stand is starting to shape up with major cast announcements emerging for the series, which is likely to premiere in 2020. The recent CBS Television Critics Association presentation included a lot of new casting information about the production, as well as the close involvement of Stephen King in the finale. There may not be any major surprises in the cast, but to us it seems like a solid enough choice for the CBS All Access series.

James Marsden will be taking on the role of Stu Redman, the nominal male lead of King’s novel, building off the actor’s strong recent turns in Westworld and Dead to Me. Another key casting is Odessa Young, who will play Frannie Goldsmith, a young woman from Maine who has to deal with a pregnancy in a post-apocalyptic America. Young is less well-known than Marsden,
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