The Stand miniseries casts 5 more actors including Whoopi Goldberg

Lawrence Kim
September 12, 2019

If society breaks down due to an apocalyptic flu bug, perhaps the best people to have at your side will be Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgard.

Whoopi Goldberg, now a co-host on The View, has joined the upcoming CBS All Access limited series, based on King's best-selling 1978 novel, King and Goldberg announced on the daytime talk show Wednesday morning.

The View co-host revealed she is joining the forthcoming Stephen King adaptation during King's appearance on her ABC talk show Wednesday morning.

Goldberg will take on the role played by Ruby Dee in the 1994 The Stand miniseries. She appears to other survivors in dreams and draws them to her house in Hemingford Home, Nebraska in order to gather them for the final confrontation with the evil forces of Randall Flagg, her dark counterpart.

Goldberg will play Mother Abigail, the 108-year-old leader of the survivors who has visions that aid them. She also has the power of prophecy. He was played by Adam Storke in the 1994 limited series.

Teague will play Harold Lauder, who goes searching for fellow survivors with Frannie, but while he has good intentions, his infatuation with his fellow survivor and jealousy could lead him down a dark path. Supernatural's Corin Nemec portrayed Lauder in the miniseries. Cullen was played by SpongeBob SquarePants veteran Bill Fagerbakke.

Sunjata will guest star as a new character named Cobb, a military man charged with supervising Stu as the government searches for a cure during the outbreak.

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All Access has also announced that Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata will join previously announced cast members James Marsden and Amber Heard. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell are writers and executive producers, with Boone also directing. Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) will play Nick Andros, a young, deaf-mute grifter who wears an eye patch for most of King's book.

No premiere date has been set, but it's expected to premiere on CBS All Access in 2020.

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