How many episodes are in The Stand?

The Stand: Whoopi Goldberg stars in thrilling CBS trailer

CBS recently launched its adaptation of acclaimed writer Stephen King’s sprawling 1978 book of the same. The Stand features a star-studded cast who play out this apocalyptic tale of morals set against a decimated world. Express.co.uk has the lowdown on The Stand.

How many episodes are in The Stand?

The Stand launched on streaming platform CBS All Access on December 17 in America.

There is nine episodes in total of The Stand, which will be airing on a weekly basis on CBS All Access.

CBS All Access is available for American viewers via Amazon Prime Video for $5.99 per month following a free trial.

American viewers can also watch The Stand via the CBS website.

Here is a list of episode titles for The Stand:

  • Episode 1. The End
  • Episode 2. Pocket Savior
  • Episode 3. Blank Pages
  • Episode 4. The House of the Dead
  • Episode 5. Suspicious Minds
  • Episode 6. The Vigil
  • Episode 7. The Walk
  • Episode 8. The Stand
  • Episode 9. Coda: Frannie in the Well

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Sadly, for King fans on this side of the Atlantic, there’s no air date or channel for UK broadcast.

However, Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.

For those unfamiliar with King’s seminal classic, The Stand is set in a world rocked by a plague with a group of survivors trying to thrive amid the chaos.

The Stand will tell a classic tale of good versus evil as a group of survivors led by the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (played by Whoopi Goldberg) must face the antagonist Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) – who is also known as the Dark Man and has unspeakable powers.

Along with Goldberg and Skarsgård, The Stand also stars Greg Kinnear, James Marsden, Own Teague and Odessa Young.

Further cast members include Jovan Adepo, Amber Heard, Henry Zaga, Heather Graham, Katherine McNamara and Nat Wolff.

King has also written a new conclusion to his stories which will leave fans of the original novel on the edge of their seats.

The Stand is a limited series, so there will be a definitive ending to the story and no room left open for another season.

Since launching in America, The Stand has received a mixed response from the critics with some unconvinced by the adaptation.

Showrunner Benjamin Cavell was approached by executives from CBS All Access three years ago about working on an adaptation for The Stand.

Cavell initially had reservations about transforming the 1,200-page novel for the small screens but took on the challenge.

However, with viewers now living in the golden age of television, Cavell realised it would be possible to bring the story to life in this new era.

He described The Stand as a “long-form, super high-end limited series” with “feature-level actors, feature budget, feature effects”.

Cavell said: “You’re essentially making a nine-hour feature, and I feel like that’s the only way to do this justice.”

With this nine-hour space and big budget to tell the story, Cavell was sold on working on The Stand.

He said of The Stand: “The book means what it means to people and they’re going to make what they make of our adaptation but the one thing that they really can’t say is that we haven’t thought through every decision we made.”

Cavell added to The A.V. Club: “Everything we did was done deliberately and thoughtfully.”

The Stand airs on CBS All Access on Thursdays

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