The Stand, a limited event series based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, has been sold into more than 100 markets worldwide.
The series will premiere December 17th exclusively in the U.S. on the streaming platform CBS All-Access, but like other originals done for that platform, it is also being extensively distributed internationally.
Among the deals signed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group include sales to StarzPlay (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K.), HBO Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), HBO Portugal, M-NET (Africa), Cosmote TV (Greece), Síminn (Iceland), Wavve and Tcast Co. (Korea), Amediateka (Russia), Yes (Israel) and Viacom18’s Voot Select (India).
The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by a 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.