ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group Licenses the Highly-Anticipated Series “The Stand” in OVER 100 Markets worldwide

Event Series Is Based on Stephen King’s Best-Selling Novel of the Same Name

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 4, 2020 – ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group announced today that it has licensed the highly anticipated event series THE STAND in more than 100 markets worldwide. The nine-episode limited event series is based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel.

THE STAND has been licensed to major platforms in key markets around the world including Starzplay (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom), HBO Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), HBO Portugal, M-NET (Africa), Cosmote TV (Greece), Síminn (Iceland), Wavve and Tcast Co., Ltd (Korea), Amediateka (Russia), yes (Israel) and Voot Select (India), Viacom18’s premium streaming service.

The series 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 (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. THE STAND will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself.

In addition to Goldberg and Skarsgård, the series features a stellar ensemble cast including James Marsden as Stu Redman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Irene Bedard as Ray Bretner, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Weizak, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Fiona Dourif as Ratwoman, Natalie Martinez as Dayna Jurgens, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Jim Ellis, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman.

Benjamin Cavell serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone serves as director and an executive producer for the series premiere and final episode. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee and Stephen Welke serve as producers.

We are excited to bring this new much-anticipated limited series to audiences around the globe,” says Dan Cohen, President, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. “The exceptional creative team behind THE STAND and the incredibly talented cast have created the latest high-quality premium content for which ViacomCBS is known.”

The series is produced by CBS Studios and will be available on CBS All Access in the United States beginning on Dec. 17.

About ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group

ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division's portfolio is comprised of some of the world's most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, CBS Studios, CBS Television Distribution, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks and Viacom brands. The division also has the largest distributed library of series and film titles, including global franchises such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS,” “Star Trek,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Transformers,” “Mission: Impossible,” and more. In addition, the division licenses a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and participates in international co-productions. ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is a division of ViacomCBS Inc.

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