CBS All Access’ adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ has added three more actors, Katherine McNamara (‘Arrow’), Eion Bailey (‘All American’), and Hamish Linklater (‘Legion’). McNamara is playing Julie Lawry, a “small-town girl with a wild side” who sleeps with Lloyd Henreid (Nat Wolff) in Las Vegas. Bailey portrays Teddy Weizak, “a superflu survivor and member of the body crew,” alongside Harold (Owen Teague), in Boulder, CO. Linklater will play Dr. Ellis, “a military colonel and infectious-disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu.”
The cast of ‘The Stand’ is headed up by Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård, with Goldberg playing the 108 year-old Mother Abigail, the last hope of humanity, and Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, the Dark Man, the ultimate force of evil.
The cast also includes: James Marsden as Stu Redman, a military man who is immune to the plague; Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, a follower of Randall Flagg; Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant woman who realizes how evil Flagg really is; Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man; Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, a once-famous musician and addict; Owen Teague, Frannie’s companion Harold Lauder, who develops an unhealthy protective relationship with her; Brad William Henke as Nick Andros’ mentally challenged companion, Tom Cullen; Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, a military operative tasked with protecting Stu Redman; and Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, “a petty criminal who becomes fiercely loyal to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.” Rocker Marilyn Manson is working on music for the miniseries and will also be acting in an unknown role.
Josh Boone and Ben Cavell wrote the screenplay, which features a new ending by Stephen King himself. Boone is directing. ‘The Stand’ will be comprised of ten episodes. Filming has already begun.
McNamara currently stars on ‘Arrow’ as Mia Smoak, and The CW is considering giving a spin-off to McNamara, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkavy. Before that, she starred on Freeform’s ‘Shadowhunters’. She has three films coming in the near future, the drama ‘There You’ll Find Me’, the comedy ‘El Tonto’, which was written by, directed by and stars Charlie Day, and the animated ‘The Adventures of Bunny Bravo’.
Bailey recurred on ‘Once Upon a Time’ as August W. Booth a.k.a. Pinocchio. He has since made appearances on ‘The Last Tycoon’, ‘FBI’, and ‘All American’, and co-starred in the Hallmark TV movie ‘Switched for Christmas’.
Linklater portrayed Clark DeBussy on the FX series ‘Legion’, produced by Noah Hawley. Before that, he worked with Hawley on another FX series, ‘Fargo’. He will next be seen in the upcoming TNT series ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’, and in the film ’10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up ‘.