Brace yourselves, Stephen King fans, because there is a possibility Marilyn Manson is appearing in CBS All Access’ upcoming limited series adaptation of “The Stand.”
During a recent interview with Revolver, the shock rocker said that he’s been cast on the miniseries — though he didn’t say what part he’s taking on for the 10-episode project.
“Shooter [Jennings] and I also did a cover of ‘The End’ by the Doors, for a new miniseries of ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King,” Manson told Revolver. “Which I’m also going to be acting in.”
“The Stand” is 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. The novel marks the first appearance of Flagg, a frequent villain that pops up in King’s other works.
CBS All Access declined TheWrap’s request for comment on Manson’s casting.
The adaptation will be written and directed by Josh Boone, who is best known for directing “The Fault in Our Stars.”
The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce, with Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein also serving as executive producers. Will Weiske and Miri Yoon are attached as co-executive producers, with Owen King as a producer.