Book Vs. Movie Podcast
Stephen King Bonus Ep
The 1994 Movie Cast & Our Picks for the Cast of the Upcoming TV series
It’s another special “Stephen King Bonus Ep” and Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly are back and wanting to discuss quite possibly the biggest piece of Stephen King news that we have heard in ages. For many years there have been rumors of adapting King’s 1978 novel The Stand to either a TV series or as a film trilogy.
So far we have had one adaptation–Mick Garris’ 1994 mini-series which ran on ABC-TV and is either beloved or reviled by hardcore fans.
None other than Ben Affleck himself wanted to create a movie trilogy but the project never took off and remained in turnaround.
So CBS All Access decided to say “hold my beer!” and create their own 2020 limited TV series which has King fans buzzing.
The story is about an apocalyptic flu virus (“Captain Trips”) that is spread across the U.S. and wipes out 99% of the population is one of King’s most revered works. The people who survive the flu break up into two camps:
- The “good people” (including Stu Redmond, Frannie Goldsmith, and Mother Abigail Freemantle) head off to Boulder, CO.
- The “evil people” (including Trashcan Man and Lloyd Henreid) make Las Vegas their home
In 1990 King released an unabridged version of the novel with an additional 400+ pages. There are scenes including a character called “The Kid” and Stu meeting Jim Morrison–but the1994 mini-series is mostly based on the abridged version.
Will CBS All Access include anything from the 1990 version?
In this ep, Margo D. & Deana are all about casting. We go in depth on how we feel the 1994 casting of our favorite characters and then each pick our personal choice for the new show. CBS casting people–please let us know if you are listening!
You can listen to this episode using the link below.
In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:
- A quick story behind The Stand and why SK fans revere it so much.
- Our personal history with both the novel and the 1994 TV mini-series
- Our favorite (and least favorite) casting choices for the mini-series
- Our top casting picks for the new TV series
- Just how close to the book will the shows be compared to the 1994 mini-series?
The Stand 1994 trailer
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