The forthcoming CBS All Access adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand has added to its cast.
Multiple outlets confirm that Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time), Katherine McNamara (Arrow), and Hamish Linklater (Legion) join the cast. The three join previously announced Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke, Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Sunjata, and Nat Wolff.
The limited series of the classic novel is written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell. The story 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 (played by Goldberg) and a handful of survivors, whose worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg aka the Dark Man (Skarsgård).
Per TVLine McNamara will play Julie Lawry, a small-town girl with a wild side who has a run-in with Lloyd (Wolff) in Las Vegas, while Bailey will play Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crew, alongside Harold (Teague), in Boulder, Colo.