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Paramount+ Streaming Service To Launch On March 4

The highly anticipated streaming service, Paramount+, will launch in the U.S. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

ViacomCBS’ existing subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service, CBS All Access, is being rebranded as Paramount+ as part of the service’s expansion to feature content from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, news, sports, and entertainment brands.

Where CBS All Access was originally focused on CBS and internet-only originals, the new offering includes shows from a host of ViacomCBS channels such as as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV and the Smithsonian Channel, as well as Paramount’s movie library. 

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Titan Books To Publish The Art And The Making of The Stand

Titan Books has announced the upcoming publication of the definitive companion title to the new  CBS All Access limited event series, The Stand, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

In an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a  handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

In 1979 Stephen King published The Stand, a massive apocalyptic tale that set the standard for all those stories that followed. The book was another King bestseller, leading to the release of The Complete and  Uncut version in 1990, a 1994 ABC four-part mini-series and a 31-issue Marvel Comics adaptation in 2009.  Now, King’s opus is being revisited for modern-day, with a 9-episode limited event series for the subscription streaming service, CBS All Access, with a star-studded cast, including Oscar™-winner Whoopi  Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Amber Heard, Owen Teague,  Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke, Greg Kinnear, Irene Bedard and Nat Wolff all bringing the story into the  21st Century.

The Art And The Making of The Stand takes readers behind the scenes of this much-anticipated series to discover how a remarkable group of producers and actors brought Stephen King’s genre-defining opus to screen. The book is full to the brim with on-set photography, concept art and more, accompanied by interviews with the crew and all-star cast alongside the shooting script for the never-before-published coda written for the new series by King himself.

Written by The Stand expert Andy Burns, The Art And The Making of The Stand is set to publish in hardback on May 4, 2021, priced at $45.

The Stand premiered December 17th exclusively on CBS All Access. New episodes of the nine-episode limited event series will drop weekly on Thursdays.

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How The Stand Writer Owen King Helped Bring His Father’s Pandemic Epic To Television

“The pandemic parallel makes me a little uncomfortable,” says author Owen King, “Because the suffering of real people is one thing. And artwork is really another thing.” The millions who’ve been hurt by the COVID-19 epidemic are real; the victims of Captain Trips, the viral super flu in his father’s now-classic novel The Stand, are fiction. That story’s dramatically deadly plague, which wipes out more than 99 percent of the American population and leaves bodies filling the streets, is very different from the quieter horror actually unfolding across the nation, where COVID-19 victims die in hospitals pushed to their limits while members of the same communities enjoy meals at restaurants or write articles about television shows.

But while the similarities may be few, the timing is still striking: A new adaptation of the novel, a CBS All Access limited series, is debuting in the midst of the worst pandemic in a century. And the real and fictional plagues have one thing in common. In both the real world and in the post-apocalyptic epic, illness itself isn’t the main story—how human beings manage or mismanage it and cope with our losses is. And Owen King, just a toddler when his father, Stephen King’s novel was published, is one of the writers and producers who’s brought the post-apocalyptic epic to the small screen.

The Stand tells the story of the plague’s survivors, who face a showdown of good versus evil as they congregate in opposing communities led by figures imbued with supernatural abilities. In Boulder, Colorado, the heroes, who include Stu Redman (played in the series by James Marsden) and Larry Underwood (Watchmen’s Jovan Adepo), gather under the guidance of elderly prophet Mother Abigail (Whoopi Goldberg), while the baddies flock to Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), a denim-clad demonic cowboy. The novel finds Boulder residents rebuilding representative government. In Flagg’s Las Vegas, those who violate the malevolent dictator’s rules are literally crucified.

Read more HERE.

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Watch The Stand – The Prophet Vs. The Dark Man Promo

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access’s The Stand stars Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, the figurehead of the Boulder Free Zone, and Alexander Skarsgard as Randall Flagg, the leader of the sinister New Vegas. 

The Stand also stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. The limited event series will feature an all-new coda written by Stephen King. Don’t miss the premiere of The Stand on Thursday, Dec. 17, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.

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CBS All Access Presents The Stand Trailer Based On The Stephen King Novel

CBS All Access has released the full trailer for their highly-anticipated limited series adaptation of The Stand, based on Stephen King‘s post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel of the same name. The video features the last survivors of the apocalypse as they try to choose which side they’ll stand with Whoopi Goldberg’s Mother Abigail guiding them through the right path while Alexander Skarsgard’s Randall Flagg will do everything he can to persuade them to turn to darkness.

The 9-episode series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel from writers Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, The New Mutants) and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), reveals that this is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

The Stand will feature a star-studded cast that includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Randall Flagg, Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) as Glen Bateman, Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) as Mother Abigail, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Lloyd Henreid, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (IT) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a new character, Katherine McNamara (Arrow) as Julie Lawry, Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers) as Teddy Weizak, Hamish Linklater (Legion) as Dr. Ellis and Heather Graham (The Hangover) as Rita Blakemoor.

King wrote the 10th and final episode of the series, which will reportedly include a new “coda” to the story that wasn’t part of the author’s novel. Boone will also direct the series for CBS Television Studios. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will executive produce. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will co-executive produce with Owen King serving as producer.

The Stand will premiere on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17

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Stephen King’s The Stand Q&A And Inside Look Planned For New York Comic Con

CBS All Access will offer an inside look and Q&A with the cast of Stephen King’s Limited Series, The Stand at New York Comic Con.

The virtual event will take place on October 9 at 12:40PM ET/9:40AM PT and it will be available to watch on YouTube and FindtheMetaverse.com.

Join series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young and Owen Teague alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, as they discuss bringing this epic story to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres December 17. Moderated by Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair.

Based on Stephen King’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, the much-anticipated limited event series asks the question “where will you stand?” in the ultimate fight between good and evil. 

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Join CBS All Access For The Ultimate Star Trek Day Celebration On September 8

Join CBS All Access and fans from around the world for a virtual celebration of Star Trek Day on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The virtual event will bring the “Star Trek” community together and provide fans with exclusive programming and initiatives including panels with the cast and creatives from nine “Star Trek” television series, exclusive news from the “Star Trek Universe” on CBS All Access, curated “Star Trek” series marathons and more. Additional information on free Star Trek Day programming and initiatives can be accessed at StarTrek.com/Day. 

On Sept. 8, 1966, “Star Trek” graced television screens for the first time with “The Man Trap,” the pilot episode of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” On that day, “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance and hope. Fifty-four years later, CBS All Access will honor this important day and the franchise’s enduring legacy, with this virtual Star Trek Day event that will allow fans to enjoy and celebrate all things “Star Trek” from their own home.

Click HERE to see Star Trek Day virtual programming and initiatives. 

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First A Look At The Stand, A CBS All Access Limited Event Series Based On The Novel By Stephen King

The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, CBS All Access’ The Stand will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself. The Stand stars Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. 

Don’t miss the premiere of The Stand on Thursday, December 17, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.

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CBS All Access‘ Limited Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” To Premiere December 17

With filming have wrapped just prior to the global pandemic production shutdowns, the highly-anticipated miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand from Josh Boone (The New Mutants) has been set for a December premiere date at streaming platform CBS All Access.

The nine-episode series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel from writers Boone and Ben Cavell (SEAL Team), reveals that this is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people.

A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

The Stand will feature a star-studded cast that includes James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Randall Flagg, Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) as Glen Bateman, Whoopi Goldberg (Nobody’s Fool) as Mother Abigail, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Lloyd Henreid, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (IT) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb, a new character, Katherine McNamara (Arrow) as Julie Lawry, Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers) as Teddy Weizak, Hamish Linklater (Legion) as Dr. Ellis and Heather Graham (The Hangover) as Rita Blakemoor.

King wrote the tenth and final episode of the series, which will reportedly include a new “coda” to the story that wasn’t part of the author’s novel. Boone will also direct the series for CBS Television Studios. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will executive produce. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon will co-executive produce with Owen King serving as producer.

The Stand is set to premiere on December 17.

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Watch The Star Trek: Lower Decks Trailer

Star Trek: Lower Decks, a new half-hour animated comedy series, focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

The Starfleet lower decks crew includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.

The 10 episode series premieres August 6, only on CBS All Access.

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