The Stand: Alexander Skarsgård to Play Big Bad in CBS All Access Adaptation
Published on Sep 13, 2019
Another member of the Skarsgård family is joining the Stephen King universe. Big Little Lies alum Alexander Skarsgård has boarded The Stand, CBS All Access’ limited-series take on King’s 1978 novel, TVLine has confirmed.
Skarsgård will play the villainous Randall Flagg, a demonic figure who has popped up in several of King’s books. Also known as “The Dark Man” (among other monikers), Flagg tries to construct a new civilization after the world is decimated by a plague. He’s also a major adversary for Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old prophet to be played by Whoopi Goldberg.
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