CBS All Access's The Dance of Death series has signed two more names. Katherine McNamara and Hamish Linkater were cast in the latest adaptation of Stephen King's work.
Confirmed cast members to date include James Marsden as Stu Redman, who is described as "a Texan who is the first man discovered to be immune to the Traveling Captain virus that devastated the planet," Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, "a teacher private and virgin who believes he has a unique destiny alongside Randal Flagg, ”Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros.
There is no release date information, but the idea is to make a limited series of 10 episodes covering all events in the book.
In The Dance of Death, following a computer error in the Department of Defense, one million casual contacts form a death chain: this is how the world ends. What emerges is an arid place, deprived of its institutions and emptied of 9% of its population. A place where panicked survivors choose their sides – or are chosen by them. Where the good lean on the fragile shoulders of Mother Abagail, her 108-year-old, and the unspeakable worst: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
Drawing on the limitless imagination that characterizes his work, King created an epic story about the end of civilization and the eternal battle between good and evil. With its moral complexity, its electrifying rhythm and its incredible depth and variety of characters, 'Dance of Death' deserves a place among the classics of contemporary popular literature.