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The Stand

The Stand

  • Premiered: 
    December 17, 2020
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  • Network: CBS All Access
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1978 book (The Stand) by Stephen King 
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, THE STAND is a nine-episode limited series about 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 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. The story opens shortly after the "Captain Trips" flu epidemic wipes out more than 99% of the population. The remaining few who survived and are immune to the disease -- including Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith, and Harold Lauder -- set out in search of other survivors, all the while, experiencing visions of the nurturing Mother Abigail and the menacing figure of The Dark Man. CBS All Access released the first episode of THE STAND on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, with a new episode debuting each Thursday thereafter through February 11, 2021.
On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 CBS Home Entertainment released THE STAND The Definitive 2-Series Collection with the original 1994 miniseries and the 2020 Paramount + Limited Series on DVD and Blu-ray. Comprised of all episodes from the 2020 adaptation, the four-disc Blu-ray set, and five-disc DVD set, will also include all four parts of the six-hour award winning 1994 original miniseries. This is a must own for Stephen King Fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

- Audio Commentary from Stephen King and director Mick Garris

- The Making of The Stand

- An Apocalyptic Epic -- Adapting The Stand: Go inside the creative process of bringing all facets of King's beloved epic to life on screen. Explore the inspiration provided by the original novel, dive deep inside the process of visualizing the deadly Captain Trips virus, and step inside Skarsgard's unexpected approach to the Dark Man as well as Goldberg's inspired backstory for Mother Abagail. Learn the design secrets to building the wonders and dangers of the Boulder Free Zone and New Vegas and get an inside look at King's finale episode screenplay and newly written ending for this epic series in this all-access behind-the-scenes exploration

- Gag reel


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios (as CBS Studios)