According to Collider, Emmy award winning actor Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies, True Blood) is set to play Randall Flagg in the upcoming adaptation of The Stand from CBS All Access. Described as 'the Dark Man', Flagg wreaks havoc on a country nearly decimated by a deadly superflu nicknamed Captain Trips.
Along with Skarsgard, it's also been announced that Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers, Sorry For Your Loss) will star in the adaptation as musician Larry Underwood. Larry finds himself in with a hit record, and a multitude of problems, just as the superflu hits the country.
Owen Teague (IT Chapter One) will play Harold Lauder, an arrogant survivor who travels with Fran Goldsmith (Odessa Young) to Boulder, Colorado.
Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) has been tapped to play the sweet Tom Cullen who becomes a companion to Henry Zaga's Nick Andros.
Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) will also have a part in The Stand, playing "Cobb", a military man who supervises Stu Redman (James Marsden), I assume in Atlanta or Stovington.
And lastly, it seems we have official confirmation that Whoopi Goldberg will indeed play Mother Abagail. Whereas Randall Flagg is darkness personified in a post-apocalyptic America, Mother Abagail is the light, leading survivors to Boulder, Colorado.
There are still several roles to be cast, but it seems like they're hitting the major ones, and even adding some (Sunjata as Cobb). What do guys think of the casting so far?