Is The Stand Returning for Season 2?
‘The Stand’ is considered one of Stephen King’s finest works. It is back in the discussion due to the short series of dark fantasy television that it is based on.
Produced by Josh Boone and Benjamin Cavell, the series follows a few survivors in the wake of an epidemic that kills nearly the entire world’s population.
They are polarized into two groups that embody the struggle between good and evil. 108-year-old mother Abagail good attraction and Randall Flagg evil, also known as Dark Man.
When will The Stand Season 2 Release?
The premiere show in December 2020 received mixed reviews from critics. It has been criticized for an extended period that compromises storytelling. However, the star-studded cast of the series is enough to get fans excited to see what’s ahead.
If you’re waiting for season 2 news, we’ve got your back
The Stand ‘season 1 landed on CBS All Access on December 17, 2020, with the season finale aired on February 10, 2021. Season 1 has nine episodes with a runtime of 49–65 minutes.
The fate of season 2 seems to be up in the air, and here is everything we know. We do not have an update on whether the show has been renewed for a second season.
Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, the series is billed as a small-scale industry, meaning that the producers do not intend to go beyond the first season. Although, Benjamin Cavell seemed open to continuing the story that Stephen King has an idea for continuity,
he told Collider, “But no, we never talked about it, and we never had one for it. Didn’t talk about leaving the door open. ” He concluded by saying that he had “got the exact number of episodes” that he felt he needed to tell the story.
Ies the Sinner and Little Big Little Lies were initially released as miniseries, but have taken the series beyond the source material. It is important to note that both of these were very well received by critics and audiences, which is not the case with The Stand. Therefore, a second season of the show is highly unlikely.
But if the show gathers a decent fan following, it shouldn’t be hard to take the story forward, given that Stephen King’s first season ends for Season 2, seems to establish the narrative thread for Season 2 is.
In addition, CBS is flexible with the creators giving them the freedom to tell the story how they want, regardless of the number of episodes. So if the show is renewed soon, we can expect ‘Stand’ season 2 to be released sometime in 2022.
Which Celebs are returning for the cast of The Stand Season 2?
By the end of season 1, only a few people remain. We know that Stu (James Marsden), Tom (Brad William Henke), and Franny (Odessa Young) are alive. Stu and Frannie leave Boulder with Frankie’s newborn daughter Abagel (named after mother Abagel).
In an unexpected turn of events, Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) is alive and calls himself Russell Faraday. Mother Abagel (Whoppy Goldberg) appears in Frankie’s vision, and the little girl (Kendall Joy Hall) who saves Franny is known as the young Mother Abagel.
If the show is renewed, we can see most of the actors returning these roles for the second season. Some new artists may also join.
What can we expect from the plot of the Stand Season 2?
Season 1 ends at an unexpected turn as we see that Flag is still alive and calls himself Russell Faraday. He demonstrates his powers to a primitive tribe that worships him. Stu, Franny, Baby Abagel, and Kojak, the dog, go to Maine and stay in Nebraska.
While Stu goes in search of more supplies, Frankie falls into a well and is seriously injured. At the sight of her, he sees Flagg, who tries to cut a deal with her which she refuses.
She ends up with the spirit of Mother Abagail, who tells her that Frankie will be the mother of five children and will help rebuild the world. When Stu returns, he finds Franny in a well, and with the help of a little girl, who is presumed to be a young Mother Abagel, Franny is rescued.
The girl recovers Frankie’s injuries before she disappears. A week later, Stu, Franny and Baby Abagel arrive in Maine. If there is season 2, we can see a new world order with polarized humans once again between good and evil.
We can also see what the future holds for Franny and if Maa Abagel’s prediction is correct. With the Dark Man now being worshiped by a new group of followers, dark clouds hover over humanity.
Is there a trailer for Stand Season 2?
No, no trailer has been released by the show’s makers so far. Looks like fans will have to wait a little longer for the trailer for the show’s upcoming season.