Randall Flagg Looks Ready to Wreak Havoc in The Stand First Photos

Way before the COVID-19 outbreak, there was one writer who imagined that a deadly virus called Captain Trips would have brought humanity to its knees one day. That writer was Stephen King in his post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel, The Stand. Now CBS All Access is going to adapt King’s bestseller in a TV series and the first photos of the characters have just been revealed. In the show, Alexander Skarsgård portrays Randall Flagg, the incarnation of the seductive side of Evil.

“Flagg is so beautiful, he is absolutely a lion-like God figure,” showrunner Taylor Elmore said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “With perfect hair and … and also, there’s a softness to Alex’s performance that I think is fascinating. Alex just plays it where you feel not only sympathy for this character, but you hopefully understand why it’s so easy for people to gravitate towards him. He’s just magnetic, he’s just absolutely fascinating to watch. He’s galvanizing as a leader.”

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It will be up to Whoopi Goldberg’s Mother Abigail to stand up as the champion of good in the eternal fight against Evil.

“She is very, very righteous and very good. But really flawed I feel,” the actress said in the same interview aforementioned. “I’ve been fighting with not making her the Magic Negro, because she’s complicated. She doesn’t listen when God is talking to her. And she tends to go her own way because she’s been like this her whole life. It takes her a little while to figure out that there’s something bigger than her.”

A few more photos of the cast feature Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, and Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood. You can check out The Stand first photos below.

The Stand has yet to get an official debut date. What do you think about the first look at the main characters? Let us know in the comments section below.

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