THE STAND Casts Katherine McNamara, Eion Bailey & Hamish Linklater


Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters), Eion Bailey (Once Upon A Time) and Hamish Linklater (Legion) have been cast in the CBS All Access limited series The Stand.

The Stand stars Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke, Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Sunjata and Nat Wolff.

Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man (Skarsgård).

McNamara is Julie Lawry, a small-town girl with a wild side who is one of Lloyd’s (Wolff) conquests in Las Vegas. Bailey will play Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crew, alongside Harold (Teague), in Boulder, CO. Linklater is set as Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious-disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu.