The Stand Event Series Adds Shadowhunters’ Katherine McNamara

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Eion Bailey, Katherine McNamara and Hamish Linklater join ‘The Stand’ (Photos by Bjoern Kommerell, Tiziano Lugli, and Frazer Harrison)

Shadowhunters and Arrow star Katherine McNamara has signed on to play Julie Lawry in CBS All Access’ event series, The Stand. The limited series is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel and is being adapted by executive producers Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, with Boone also set to direct.

Stephen King is adding a special final chapter to his apocalyptic story for the TV adaptation.

CBS also announced Hamish Linklater (Legion, The Newsroom) and Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, ER) have signed on to The Stand. Previously announced cast members include James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail.

Katherine McNamara’s Julie Lawry is described as “a small-town girl with a wild side, she is one of Lloyd’s conquests in Las Vegas.” Hamish Linklater is playing Dr. Ellis, “a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu.”

Eion Bailey will play Teddy Weizak, “a superflu survivor and member of the body crew, alongside Harold, in Boulder, Colorado.”

The CBS Television Studios production is executive produced by Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein. Knate Lee, Jill Killington, and Owen King are on board as producers.

The Plot:

The Stand is Stephen 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 and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.”