First images of The Stand, the apocalyptic and how prescient? Stephen King novel

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MADRID, 20 May. (CulturaOcio) –

Is already here the first images of ‘The Stand’, the new adaptation of ‘Revelation’, written by Stephen King. The production of CBS will be starring Alexander Skarsgard, Whoopi Goldberg, Heather Graham, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear and Amber Heard.

Among the photos appears Whoopi Goldberg turned into Mother Abagail, an old woman of 108 years. The actress of ‘Sister Act’ appears in the middle of a dark forest, dressed in a dingy nightgown and leaning on a cane.

In another image appears Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor along with Jovan Adepo, who plays Larry Underwood, both walking in a street empty in that there are several cars abandoned in the middle of the road.

In two other pictures is Alexander Skarsgard giving life to the fearsome Randall Flagg.

‘The Stand’ takes place in an apocalyptic world in which 99% of the human race has died because of a plague and the survivors need a leader. Running for the leadership Mother Abagail, an elderly woman who only want peace in the community and emerges as a figure of light and Randall Flaggthe Black Man, who embodies the chaos and the violence.

The survivors must choose one of the two sides and decide the fate of Humanity in a fight between good and evil. Josh Boone (‘The new mutants’) is the showrunner of the fiction will have a different ending to the novel, and that has been expressly written for the own Stephen King. In the united States, the series can be seen at the platform CBS All Access, of the chain of Viacom, coming soon.