Marilyn Manson and his cover of The Doors’ “The End” have both been cut from the new TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” According to director Josh Boone, the frontman was removed from the show due to budgetary constraints.
Boone told EW.com the following:
“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.”
He also added:
“We thought we were going to be able to restore the character of The Kid, but there really isn’t a lot of reason for The Kid to exist.”
“The Stand” series will premiere on CBS All Access on December 17.