CBS All Access has ordered 10 episodes of limited edition "The Stand", based on Steven King's own novel, which will be produced by CBS Television Studios.
The apocalyptic series happens in a world that is mostly destroyed by plague and "involved in an elemental struggle between good and evil," according to CBS. "The fate of mankind is based on the fragile shoulders of 108-year-old mother Abagail and a handful of survivors."
"I'm excited and am very pleased that the stand will have a new life on this exciting new platform," King said in a statement . "The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they are doing; scripts are dynamite. The result becomes something memorable and exciting. I believe this will take the viewers into a world that hopes it will never happen. "
Josh Boone and Ben Kavel will also write executive products, and Boone will lead the show. Executive producers are Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein. Will Wiesque and Miri Yun will be included as co-executive producers, and Owen King will play the role of producer.
The novel has a personal meaning for Boone, who says he has read "The Stoyk" under his bed when he is 1