The Stand, which will launch on the streaming service in 2020, follows an epidemic super flu that wipes out most of humanity.
Survivors band together under the leadership of Mother Abigail, set to be portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg, who has visions that aid them. They also must deal with the villainous Randall Flagg who has gathered society's outcasts to his side.
Kinnear will portray Glen Bateman, a widowed professor when the super flu hits. He joins the group of survivors as he becomes interested by Mother Abagail's visions.
Josh Boone is writing and executive producing the series with Ben Cavell. Boone also serves as director.