Marilyn Manson has revealed that he’s been cast in the forthcoming TV adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand.
Published in 1978, The Stand was first made into a mini-series for the small screen back in 1994 with King writing the script. A new 10-episode miniseries, commissioned by CBS All Access earlier this year, is expected to premiere in 2020.
“The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil,” a synopsis for the series reads (via Deadline). “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.”
Manson has now confirmed that he has an acting role in this new version of The Stand. “Shooter [Jennings] and I also did a cover of ‘The End’ by The Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in,” he told Revolver in an interview published earlier this week.
Speaking about the series, King said back in January: “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.”
Elsewhere in Marilyn Manson news, the shock rocker last month announced that Ho99o9’s Brandon Pertzborn had officially joined his band as the drummer. Pertzborn is the replacement fort Gil Sharone, who had been with Manson’s group for five years, but announced in March he had decided to leave to “pursue other current and future projects.”
Earlier this year, Manson gave fans an update on his new album, saying he was in the studio finishing up work on the record. The release will mark his 11th studio album and will follow 2017’s Heaven Upside Down.
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