Deaf Community Members Call Out CBS’ The Stand for Casting Hearing Actor in Deaf Role

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

A new Steven King adaptation is making waves on social media. The Stand, a dark fantasy novel originally published in 1978, features a deaf character named Nick Andros. In CBS’s new adaptation, a hearing actor plays this role.

This decision is facing criticism online. Jade Bryan, a TV writer and filmmaker, made a statement on Twitter about the matter, noting, “Not one Deaf professional actor was called in to audition for the role.”

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Edited by Stephanie Stott, Staff Writer

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