The cast and showrunners of The Stand went to New York Comic Con to talk about the upcoming limited series. Mother Abigail herself, Whoopi Goldberg, surprised the fans and cast with a full-length trailer.
Show creators Josh Boone and Benjamin Cavell did not intend for The Stand to mirror the current state of the world in any way. But that’s what’s happened … sort of. Based on the novel by Stephen King, The Stand is a post-apocalyptic tale about a pandemic that wipes out 99 percent of humanity. The survivors are called by a higher power to serve in a war between good and evil. Mother Abigail Freemantle gathers survivors who are deemed good. The trailer shows some of that gathering in Boulder, CO. But the survivors all dream of a dark man.
Alexander Skarsgård plays Randall Flagg, the opposite of Mother Abigail. He wants to control the world. He basically represents the seven deadly sins, and he uses whatever means necessary to tempt Abigail’s camp to join him. Some give in to temptation, but most of Abigail’s people are strong. They decide the time has come to make a “Stand” against evil.
You can watch The Stand panel on the NYCC YouTube channel. For now, check out the trailer below.
The Stand premieres on CBS All-Access on December 17.