the stand early buzz

Director Mick Garris adapted Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic tome The Stand into a TV mini-series back in 1994, but now The New Mutants director (and noted King fanatic) Josh Boone has taken a crack at it for CBS All Access. The nine-episode limited series premieres on that platform this week, and we’ve rounded up some early reactions from critics who have seen the first several episodes. Read the highlights below to get a sense of whether this is a show you want to check out during this holiday season. Read More »

the stand images

I am a fan of all things Stephen King, so it gives me no pleasure to tell you that The Stand, the upcoming CBS All Access miniseries based on King’s massive apocalyptic novel, looks kind of blah. To be fair, I haven’t seen it yet, and I am hoping for the best! But every bit of promotional material released in anticipation of the upcoming premiere has been underwhelming. Case in point: new The Stand images arrived today, and they’re either bland or downright silly, depending on which image you’re looking at.

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Armie Hammer in The Offer

Apparently, someone just made Armie Hammer an offer he couldn’t refuse.

That offer: to play producer Al Ruddy in The Offer, an upcoming television series about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic classic The Godfather. The show is aiming to be one of the big titles for the streaming service Paramount+, which is soon being rebranded from its current name, CBS All Access. Get more info about Armie Hammer in The Offer below.
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The Stand Ezra Miller

Here’s a surprise: you know that upcoming miniseries adaptation of The Stand? The one that premieres next month? Well, it turns out that Ezra Miller has a part in it, and it’s been kept a secret all this time. Miller is playing The Trashcan Man, a schizophrenic pyromaniac who is drawn towards Randall Flagg, the evil supernatural figure who rises up in the wake of an apocalyptic plague. Matt Frewer played the character in the 1994 miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

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the stand trailer

It might seem a weird time for CBS All Access to release its TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King‘s pandemic apocalypse thriller The Stand, but perhaps it will be a form of escape to see a pandemic-stricken Earth become a battleground between good and evil. King’s epic novel is getting a 10-episode miniseries adaptation featuring a star-studded cast that includes James MarsdenAmber HeardGreg KinnearOdessa YoungWhoopi Goldberg. Watch The Stand trailer below.

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Interrogation canceled

*Grabs you by the lapels, slams you down into a chair, shines a bright light in your eyes*

So, where were you on November 4, 2020? At home, huh? A likely story. Got an alibi for that? We got a tip that someone canceled the CBS All Access series Interrogation on that day. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about that, would you? No? Well, I guess we’ll see about that. I’m going to go get something to eat from the vending machine – you sit in here for a while and think it over. Read More »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Begins Production

star trek discovery season 4

Following its renewal last month, Star Trek: Discovery is going straight into warp speed for production of its upcoming fourth season. Production on Star Trek: Discovery season 4 has officially begun, announced co-showrunner Michelle Paradise, who executive produces the hit sci-fi series with Alex Kurtzman.

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flashdance tv reboot

CBS All Access is working up a routine to perfect its transition into Paramount+. The streamer, which will be rebranded as Paramount+ next year, is rebooting the beloved 1983 feature Flashdance, which launched star Jennifer Beals to fame, as a TV series. Tracy McMillan (Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt) will pen the script for the drama, which is currently in development.

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star trek discovery post-production

Last week, word broke that Star Trek: Discovery had already been renewed for season 4, and that the new season would start production next month. This raises one big question: how? As we all know, the coronavirus – which is still very much around, with cases starting to spike again in the United States – has made production on TV and movies somewhat tricky right now. But Discovery has an ace up their sleeve: home-based post-production. At least, that’s what was used to finish the recently-premiered season 3. Who knows what the future holds?

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star trek discovery season 4

CBS All Access, which should probably change its name to the Star Trek Channel at this point, just went ahead and ordered Star Trek: Discovery season 4. Well, the decision probably wasn’t just made, because it turns out production is set to start next month. In all likelihood, CBS All Access made the decision months ago, but waited to announce now because Star Trek: Discovery season 3 just premiered.

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