Apocalyptic thriller filmed in Delta airs this December

The second miniseries adaptation of The Stand, which began filming last fall and wrapped up this March, will be airing this December.

Filmed in Delta and several locations in the Lower Mainland, the nine-part TV series will air on CBS All Access.

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Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Greg Kinnear, James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgard and Amber Heard, the nine-hour series is based on Stephen King’s best-selling thriller.

The story follows the struggles of survivors of a government engineered flu virus, which wipes out 99 per cent of the world’s population.

Some of the survivors in the apocalyptic world begin having dreams of a 106-year-old woman, Mother Abagail, calling them to Boulder, Colorado, while other survivors dream of the Dark Man, Randall Flagg, calling them to Las Vegas. An epic battle between good and evil then ensues.

King reportedly wrote a new ending for this version of the story.

A house on 44A Avenue in Ladner was a key filming location as the home of Mother Abagail, played by Goldberg.

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson and musician Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings, teamed up for a cover song of The End by The Doors that will be used in the miniseries, which starts Dec. 17 and will run every Thursday for the duration of the series.

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