CBS All Access just released the first teaser for 10-part miniseries The Stand, based on the post-apocalyptic fantasy novel by Stephen King. In The Stand, groups with opposing ideas of what society should be clash in the wake of a deadly pandemic, leading to significant repercussions for humanity’s future. The book was originally released in 1978, but its themes are unsettlingly relevant to 2020.
The Stand‘s 30-second trailer doesn’t give away much, mainly featuring people wandering eerily abandoned streets or experiencing emotional distress. We do get a good look at Whoopi Goldberg as spiritual leader Abagail Freemantle though, as well as Alexander Skarsgård’s supernaturally powered Randall Flagg.
Our world feels pretty grim right now, with our own deadly pandemic, economic recession, racial injustice, and the U.S.’ crumbling democracy. But at least nobody is levitating.
The Stand arrives on CBS All Access on December 17.