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James Marsden tells us about bringing Stephen King’s The Stand to life amid the pandemic

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Stephen King published The Stand in 1978. The post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel tells the story of a community having to rebuild itself after a deadly virus wipes out 99.4% of the population. Eerily familiar, we know.

The 1 152-page novel sees the survivors unite, all the while being pulled by sources of good and evil in the form of Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) situated in Boulder and the Dark Man, Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) in Las Vegas.

"It was a strange and surreal feeling being on the set the last few weeks of filming back in March," James Marsden, who plays the iconic role of Stu Redman in the new CBS series based on the book, tells Channel24's Bashiera Parker.

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