Greg Kinnear is the latest name to sign on for the Stephen King adaptation, joining Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Amber Heard, and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.
“The Stand” presents 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 (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. The streaming platform announced in August that the prolific author himself will write the final episode of the series, providing a “new coda” that goes beyond the book.
Kinnear will play Glen Bateman, a widowed professor when the superflu hits, who was accustomed to a solitary life. When he encounters other survivors, Glen’s curiosity is piqued by Mother Abagail’s visions.
The actor recently starred in the final