We learn that the show will shuffle the chronology of King’s book, meaning it won’t play out the same linear way as the 1994 mini-series. When the new show begins, the plague has already struck.
The first episode, written and directed by The Fault In Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone, opens with survivors in masks and protective gear cleaning up a neighborhood full of the dead in Boulder, Colo. These men and women are among the last the remnants of humanity, trying to restart society again. Each of them is immune to the Captain Trips virus that wiped out everyone else they knew. They’re wearing masks and gear because removing endless decaying bodies is grim, messy work. As we meet all the major characters, we’ll see flashbacks to their old lives at the time the pandemic hit.
It’s also good to hear that, as of now, CBS All Access plans to proceed with the release later this year.
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