In the year of 2020, it seems quite fitting that we will be ending it with a new adaption of the Stephen King classic novel The Stand and CBS Access have announced that the end of the world is about to premiere on December 17th.

All of the episodes will air each Thursday and the intriguing prospect of King himself writing a new ending for this serial has got fans excited.

The stellar cast includes the likes of  Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Fiona Dourif as the Rat Woman, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, with Natalie Martinez and Marilyn Manson in roles not yet announced.