Stephen King's long-awaited remake of his novel The Stand will premiere later this year.
The Stand series has been in the works for over a year and a half, but TheWrap reports that it will finally premiere in the States on December 17, with weekly episodes rolling out thereafter. No UK debut has been set.
Though the novel was written in 1978 (and previously adapted for TV in 1994), it will be eerily relevant as it takes place during the height of a deadly pandemic.
Various factions battle for control of this post-apocalyptic earth, as an eternal struggle between the dark and the light takes place between the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and The Man in Black (Alexander Skarsgård).
The Stand's all-star cast also includes Aquaman's Amber Heard, A Million Little Pieces actress Odessa Young, shock rocker Marilyn Manson, Arrow's Katherine McNamara, Death Note actor Nat Wolff and Sonic the Hedgehog's James Marsden.
Showrunner Benjamin Cavell announced on Tuesday (August 25): "During the two years we spent making The Stand, we all felt the responsibility of adapting what may be the most beloved work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, but none of us could have imagined that Stephen King's 40-year-old masterpiece about a global pandemic would come to be so eerily relevant.
"We're honored to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We're so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can't wait to share it with the world."
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