based on author Stephen King's horror novel. 10-episode series on the CBS All Access streaming service. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
In The Stand, almost all of the world's population this is from a weaponized plague called Captain Trips. Supernatural evil being named(played by Skarsgard) who encourages violence and destruction.
Skarsgard is best known for his roles in the TV shows True Blood and Big Little Lies, and the movies Mute and Hold the Dark.
Goldberg wants to play an elderly character named Mother Abagail who's the leader of the good guys. Goldberg made the announcement on her daytime talk show.
Goldberg won an Oscar for her role in the Ghost movie, and starred in other hit movies as The Color Purple, Sister Act and Jumpin 'Jack Flash.
Other cast members for The Stand include James Marsden (Westworld), Amber Heard (), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why), Jovan Adepo (Overlord), Owen Teague (IT), Brad William Henke ( ) and Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises).
No premiere date has been announced yet for the series.