Marilyn Manson won't appear in CBS All Access' limited series The Stand afterall. Both his role as “The Kid” and his cover of The Doors' “The End” were cut from the series due to budgetary constraints.
Last year, it was reported that Manson was going to appear in the updated adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The Stand's director Josh Boone told EW.com, “Just to clarify, Marilyn Manson and I had long-discussed him taking on the role of The Kid in The Stand. He and the great Shooter Jennings even recorded a killer cover of The Doors song, 'The End,' that ultimately proved too expensive to use. The show was made on a very tight budget and some of the dreams we had went to the wayside. The Kid was another casualty. When Manson wasn't able to make it work schedule-wise, the storyline was ultimately excised and never shot, which is for the best, as no one could have slayed that role like Manson would have. Hope to work with him in the future.”
The Stand series stars James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Odessa Young, Amber Heard, Heather Graham, Greg Kinnear, Daniel Sunjata, Eion Bailey, Nat Wolff and more. It premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, Dec. 17th.