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The Stand Cast Explains Captain Trips, the Pandemic That Kills 99% of Humanity

  • "Captain Trips" was a nickname for early LSD proponent Alfred Hubbard as well as Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, but it's arguably most famous as the the nickname for the man-made virus that kills almost all of the world's population in Stephen King's magnum opus The Stand.

    In this just -released featurette for the new ten-part CBS All Access adaptation of King's novel, the cast of the new miniseries — including Owen Teague, Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard, and Jovan Adepo — explains the impact of this  apocalyptic scenario and what happens to those who manage to survive.

    "Civilization as we know it is devastated and ended, for the most part. What happens to humanity when, all of the sudden, a reset button is hit?" 

    The Stand premieres on CBS All Access Thursday December 17.

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    TOPICS: The Stand (2020), CBS All Access, Alexander Skarsgard, Amber Heard, Brad William Henke, Greg Kinnear, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Katherine McNamara, Odessa Young, Owen Teague, Stephen King, Whoopi Goldberg