Whoopi Goldberg Reprises Role As Medium For Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

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Known for her Academy Award-winning role as psychic Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 cult-classic “Ghost,” Whoopi Goldberg is set to become an all-knowing character once again.

This time, it’s for Stephen King’s upcoming remake of “The Stand.”

Goldberg announced her role in the project on ABC’s “The View,” where she is a co-host.

King also announced as a guest on “The View” that he is writing an alternate ending for the series.

As reported by CBS All Access, Goldberg will play, “Mother Abagail, a prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu” in the limited series.

She joins a star-studded cast that includes Amber Heard, Owen Teague, Jovan Adepo and Brad William Henke. Alexander Skarsgard is set to play Goldberg’s antagonist, Randall Flag.

“The Stand” was a four-part mini-series originally broadcast in 1994 on ABC. Its story is similar to the book of the same name, also written by King.

The story follows two groups of survivors after a plague wipes out most of civilization. One group is led by Goldberg’s character, Mother Abagail, the other by Skarsgard’s Randall Flag. The two compete in a showdown between light and dark. 


Sheron is the author of the dark epic fantasy series, The Dark World, and writes under the pen name S.C. Parris. When she's not drinking tea and plotting her next word, she can be found on Twitter, where she makes known her love of vampires. She can also be found on her blog and her Patreon, where she writes bloody short stories for her subscribers.

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