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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2020 9:24 p.m. PST

… It's a Terrible Time for a Pandemic Series

"In the days after coronavirus started to hit, Contagion and Outbreak were two of the most popular movies on streaming services. It's no surprise: People wanted answers and hope that things would turn out okay. The Stand might be about good overcoming evil, but this post-apocalyptic tale of a pandemic that's killed 99 percent of humanity feels anything but hopeful.

Vanity Fair had the first look at CBS All Access' The Stand mini-series today. It's of course based on the novel by Stephen King that focuses on a group of survivors after a human-made virus killed almost everyone on the planet. Some of them find themselves drawn to a demonic figure named Flagg (played by Alexander Skarsgård this time around), who sows fear and chaos, while others find themselves on the side of good, led by Mother Abigail (Whoopi Goldberg). It's a story of biblical proportions, but one whose real-world comparison hits too close to home right now…"

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Major Mike21 May 2020 5:28 a.m. PST

M-O-O-N that's spells original mini series.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 12:23 p.m. PST

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