Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard join Stephen King's The Stand
Goldberg will play Mother Abagail, while Skarsgard will be villain Randall Flagg in the new CBS All Access horror series.
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According to various reports, Goldberg and Skarsgard have signed on to join the cast of The Stand, based on author Stephen King's horror novel. It's being adapted for a new 10-episode series on the streaming service CBS All Access. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
In The Stand, almost all of the world's population dies from a weaponized plague called Captain Trips. Society breaks down with help from an ageless supernatural evil being named Randall Flagg (played by Skarsgard) who encourages violence and destruction.