“The Stand:” Stephen King to Write Final Episode, Adds Four to Cast

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Stephen King fans do we have some major news for you!

The forthcoming limited TV adaptation of King’s 1978 novel The Stand is getting “a new coda that won’t be found in the book” penned by King himself. Yes, that’s right, King is writing new material for the finale of the 10-episode series. 

Entertainment Weekly also reports that the limited series of the apocalyptic story also added four to its cast. 

James Marsden will portray Stu Redman, “an ordinary working-class factory man in an extraordinary situation with a damaged quality to him that belies his exterior.”

Amber Heard will play Nadine Cross, “a deeply conflicted woman who feels the consequences of her actions, but is still compelled by her allegiance to Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.”

Odessa Young will play Frannie Goldsmith, “a pregnant young woman navigating a strange new world, who also has the foresight to recognize that there is evil lurking beyond the Dark Man.”

Henry Zaga will portray Nick Andros, “a young deaf and mute man who finds himself in a position of authority when the unthinkable happens. He has a habit of risking his own well-being for the safety of others.”

A premiere date has yet to be announced.