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Entertainment'The Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation

12:15  12 september  2019
12:15  12 september  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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‘ The Stand ': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access ’ Stephen King Adaptation . Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad CBS All Access has found Mother Abagail for its upcoming adaption of Stephen King ’s “ The Stand ,” revealing during “The View” on Wednesday that

The latest TV adaptation of Stephen King ’s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand is coming together in a big way, with Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg and Emmy winner Goldberg and King himself announced on The View this morning that Goldberg will play Mother Abagail , the spiritual leader

'The Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation © Getty NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 28: Whoopi Goldberg attends Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer in Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg at 92nd Street Y on May 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) CBS All Access has found Mother Abagail for its upcoming adaption of Stephen King's "The Stand," revealing during "The View" on Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg will play the role.

Mother Abagail is a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu, a plague that decimates the world's population. Along with Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have also joined the series. Previously announced cast members include James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.

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One of Stephen King 's most beloved creations, the best-selling novel The Stand , has been ordered straight to series as a 10-episode event—and it's In this world, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors, with their worst nightmares

Whoopi Goldberg is heading to Hemingford Home. The EGOT winner will star in CBS All Access ' upcoming limited series adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel The Stand as Mother Abagail , the leader of the good survivors of the Captain Trips plague.

"The Stand" 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 (Goldberg) 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 Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation © Getty NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Jovan Adepo attends the Build Series to discuss the film 'Overlord' at Build Studio on October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images) The novel marks the first appearance of Flagg, a frequent villain that pops up in King's other works. Flagg remains the last key role still to be cast on the CBS All Access adaptation.

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Casting has reportedly begun on CBS All Access ' adaptation of Stephen King 's apocalyptic opus, The Stand . According to a new report by Collider, writer Laura San Giacomo played Nadine in the original miniseries. Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg is in negotiations to play Mother Abagail , who is

CBS All Access ’ upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King novel The Stand has already amassed a strong cast and has just grown a little larger as Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) has officially joined Oscar winner Goldberg has completed negotiations to play Mother Abagail , who

Adepo will play Larry Underwood, described as a young musician with a taste for fame, as well as illegal substances. When the plague hits, he is forced to confront his demons as he makes his way to the new world. Teague will portray Harold Lauder. After the superflu ravages his town, Harold goes in search of others with fellow survivor Frannie Goldsmith (Young). While his intentions are good, jealousy and his infatuation with Frannie threaten to lead him down a dark path.

Henke will portray Tom Cullen, Nick Andros' (Zaga) travelling companion who is developmentally disabled due to a terrible fall as a child. Sunjata will play Cobb, a member of the military tasked with supervising Stu Redman (Marsden) as the government searches for a cure during the outbreak of the superflu.

'The Stand': Whoopi Goldberg to Play Mother Abagail on CBS All Access' Stephen King Adaptation © Getty TODAY -- Pictured: Stephen King appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images) King himself will pen the finale for the series, which will be something that was not included in his novel. According to CBS All Access, it will provide "a new coda that won't be found in the book." The adaptation will be written and directed by Josh Boone, who is best known for directing "The Fault in Our Stars."

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CBS All Access ' adaptation of Stephen King 's The Stand has cast Whoopi Goldberg Goldberg will be playing Mother Abigail, one of the leaders of The Stand 's post-apocalyptic Adapted by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is expected to premiere on CBS All Access sometime in 2020.

Another adaptation of a Stephen King series is headed to a streaming service. This time, it’s his classic novel The Stand , which CBS All Access The Stand is arguably one of King ’s best-known novels, a sprawling, post-apocalyptic work set in the aftermath of a plague that wipes out most of the

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce, with Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein also serving as executive producers. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon are attached as co-executive producers, with Owen King as a producer.

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