"The first The Stand TV show trailer introduces a star-filled cast including Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgard and Amber Heard, but avoids a major story detail. Stephen King's sprawling, epic novel, which runs well over 1,000 pages, has been adapted once before, as a 1994 mini-series starring Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald. Long considered too dense to adapt to the big screen, CBS has again opted to turn the biblical-in-scale story into a TV mini-series. The book follows a huge cast of characters who are attempting to fight for survival after a man-made pandemic wipes out most of the world's population."
"The trailer does a good job of condensing The Stand's many plot threads into a single coherent look at the plot, which bodes well for the show. The complex novel, which spends hundreds of pages introducing the disparate characters and assembling them before the climax, has scared away many a filmmaker, but so far it seems as though Boone and Cavell have done well in distilling that down into just one season of TV. Boone has previously said that King himself helped out with adapting the show, and wrote the final episode, which is set after the events of the book. As for the pandemic in the story, it's no doubt the trailer shies away from it because of the ongoing real-world pandemic. Still, it's sure to be part of the TV show."
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