Alexander Skarsgard Cast As Randall Flagg in CBS All Access Series ‘The Stand’

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Emmy award-winning actor, Alexander Skarsgard, has signed on to play the embodiment of pure evil in the CBS All Access adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand. More within…

CBS All Access is seemingly pulling out all the stops for their upcoming series based on Stephen King‘s The Stand. They had already cast James Marsden (Stu Redman), Amber Heard (Nadine Cross), Odessa Young (Frannie Goldsmith), and Henry Zaga (Nick Andros) for the 10-episode series, but they’ve pushed the envelope even further with this latest casting.

According to Collider, Emmy award-winner, Alexander Skarsgard is set to join The Stand as Randall Flagg, a.k.a. The Man in Black.

If you’re unfamiliar with King’s work, The Man in Black is a constant presence throughout King’s novels. He is known as the embodiment of evil and he’s usually around in some form or fashion when s— hits the fan. Matthew McConaughey portrayed that character in 2017’s The Dark Tower.

In The Stand, Skarsgard’s The Man in Black will be placed in an entirely different setting. King’s 1978 novel takes place before, during, and after a horrible epidemic eliminated 99% of the world’s population. The 1% that remain in this post-apocalyptic world search for safe havens, like the one Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) provides, or freedom to pillage like the lawless camp Flagg runs.

All 10 episodes, including the finale written by Stephen King, of The Stand will air exclusively on CBS All Access, featuring a cast of James MarsdenAmber HeardOdessa Young, Henry Zaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Daniel Sunjata, and now Alexander Skarsgard.