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The Stand’s New Trailer Finds Plenty of Terror in Post-Plague America

The eyes of Randall Flagg are upon you.

The eyes of Randall Flagg are upon you.
Picture: CBS All Entry

Because the real-life pandemic rages on, CBS All Entry’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will arrive to remind us just how much worse issues could possibly be.

Forward of the series’ December debut, the solid gathered for a New York Comedian Con panel to speak about life of their post-apocalypse, and, most excitingly—revealed a chilling new trailer!

“Definitely we didn’t make this present in response to covid,” showrunner Benjamin Cavell stated on the panel, addressing the plain. “We have been making it lengthy earlier than—2018, we wrote most of it, and we completed on March 12 earlier than anybody knew what covid would actually change into. I feel it’s a testomony to how common the guide is, and the way prescient it’s, that it actually does appear to have resonance with the best way the world has responded.”

Govt producer Taylor Elmore added, “Getting an opportunity to type of replace—not tropes, however issues which are 40 years outdated that you simply come throughout within the guide, getting an opportunity to form of replace that with somewhat extra of a contemporary lens, wanting on the world like it’s now, not prefer it was in 1978, gave loads of alternatives to simply deepen characters and solid otherwise, solid in opposition to kind. It was a very enjoyable alternative to discover.”

Whoopi Goldberg, who performs the traditional Mom Abagail, spoke about her character’s challenges. “What Mom Abagail acknowledges is that change comes on a regular basis. It’s a relentless, it’s the one factor that you realize is at all times going to be there. In order that when she is form of woke up in her, you realize, divineness, when it comes, she’s like ‘That is what I’m imagined to do,’ after which she forgets that she’s not God, she’s the messenger. It’s one thing that occurs to folks. Energy can generally make your thoughts assume that you simply’re in cost. And that’s type of the factor she has to determine, how do I do that and never make it about me main the folks however making it about me, by way of God, main the folks the place they should go.”

And Goldberg knew from the very starting that her character circa 2020 needed to change in the best way that Elmore talked about. “She couldn’t be the Magic Negro. You couldn’t have that. That was advantageous 40 years in the past, however she needed to be an actual individual. You had to have the ability to really feel her. You needed to perceive the place she was coming from, why she made the alternatives she made, how she thought she was imagined to do issues. After which when she discovers that she might have made a mistake and should have achieved the flawed factor, she has to take care of all of that. I wanted her to not be the little outdated black girl who has all of the magic data. She doesn’t. She’s hopeful that she’s proper, however she’s not optimistic.”

Whoopi Goldberg with the casual Baby Yoda presence, making us love her even more.

Whoopi Goldberg with the informal Child Yoda presence, making us love her much more.
Screenshot: YouTube

The Stand hits CBS All Entry on December 17.


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