Even if it used to be all the time the plan to put Miller within the Garbage can Guy position, The Stand showrunner Benjamin Cavell does admit that Manson used to be beneath critical attention for a distinct phase.
“We have been chatting with [Manson] early on about enjoying The Child, who drives Garbage can Guy to Vegas,” Cavell instructed EW. “We idea we have been going so that you can repair the nature of The Child, however there truly is not numerous reason why for The Child to exist.”
The Child is a moderately ancillary position if a fascinating one, bestowed with some colourful scenes and discussion by way of King’s latter-day recovery of his paintings. He has an even quantity to do in King’s “director’s minimize” of The Stand, which contains a number of scenes and expanded subject matter that did not make it into the unique edit. The Child does no longer seem in earlier diversifications, and Cavell should have in the long run acceded to the truth that the nature simply does not swimsuit a lean telling of the tale — therefore his unique exclusion from the ebook and reintroduction years later.
If The Child had made it into the brand new miniseries, it feels like Manson would have, as neatly. That may have unquestionably been a sight to peer. The Stand premieres December 17 on CBS All Get entry to.