Horror author Stephen King has officially weighed in on the news that CBS All Access will produce a new TV show adaptation of his novel The Stand.
The series will be executive produced by Josh Boone — who is most well-known for directing the film The Fault in Our Stars — and will consist of 10 episodes.
Taking to Twitter, King said, "CBS All Access is going to do a new miniseries — and a new vision — of THE STAND. I'm really happy that Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is involved, along with a boatload of other talented people."
CBS All Access is going to do a new miniseries--and a new vision--of THE STAND. I'm really happy that Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is involved, along with a boatload of other talented people.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 31, 2019
In addition to his tweet, King also provided a statement that was released with the news of the new Stand mini-series.
"I'm excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform," King said. "The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they're doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen."
Additionally, Boone also commented on the upcoming series, praising the source material and revealing that he has been a long-time fan of the story.
"I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12 and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery," he shared with CBS. "Incensed, I stole my Dad's Fed-Ex account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from God himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan."
We're pleased to announce that @StephenKing's THE STAND is being adapted into a 10-episode limited event series on CBS All Access. Read more about this exciting news: //t.co/d8NzH23NML pic.twitter.com/8GgIJEpx8c— CBS All Access (@CBSAllAccess) January 30, 2019
At this time, there does not appear to be an announced premiere date for the series.