The Stand (2020 miniseries)

The Stand is an American post-apocalyptic fantasy television miniseries, based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King and a remake to the 1994 adaptation. The plot centers on a pandemic resulting from a mishap at a military biological research station which allows the escape of a lethal strain of influenza. After the pandemic kills almost the entire world population, the few survivors are drawn to one of two figures, Randall Flagg and Mother Abagail, setting up a final good-vs-evil confrontation. In the novel's dedication to his wife, King describes it as a "dark tale of the ageless struggle between good and evil." The adaptation alters details (gender, race, age, etc.) of some of the main characters, moves the setting to modern-day 21st century, and features a new final episode written by King, making it the third variation of the story's conclusion. The first episode was released on CBS All Access (now Paramount+) on December 17, 2020.[1] The adaptation received mixed to average reviews.

The Stand
Television release poster
Based onThe Stand
by Stephen King
Developed by
Music by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes9
Executive producers
  • Stephen Welke
  • Jill Killington
  • Knate Lee
  • Owen King
Production locationBritish Columbia, Canada
  • Robb Sullivan
  • Matthew Rundell
  • Marc Clark
  • Rob Bonz
  • Robert Berman
Running time49–65 minutes
Production companies
Original networkCBS All Access
Original releaseDecember 17, 2020 (2020-12-17) 
February 11, 2021 (2021-02-11)

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