The Mist is a new television version of Stephen King’s novel The Mist, which previously had been turned into a feature film directed by Frank Darabont. A 10-episode order production from The Weintstein Company’s Dimension Television and will air sometime in 2007 on Spike TV, the series begins shooting this summer.
We previously learned that American Horror Story‘s France Conroy and Vikings’ Alyssa Sutherland would have leading roles in the show.
The series has potential to become the next Walking Dead, unless we only get one season out of it.
It’s a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist…creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project—the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you’re forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light?
Deadline now reports a heavy addition of eight new actors to the show which include Okezie Morro (Red Tails, World War Z), Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire), Gus Birney, Dan Butler (Silence of The Lambs, Frasier), Luke Cosgrove, and Danica Curcic.
Deadline has also included character names and descriptions for the new cast.
Pettie plays Connor Heisel the local alpha male, town sheriff and father to local football superstar Jay. He struggles to maintain order in an increasingly chaotic and dangerous situation, finding himself up against many who have it out for his accused son.
Morro is Jonah Dixon,” a military man with amnesia. He can’t remember who he is. As the truth about his identity unravels, shocking secrets will be revealed.
Curcic plasy Mia Lambert, a drug-addicted woman on the run and in search of a mysterious stash of money.
Whitlock, Jr. is Gus Redman, a local mall manager. When a new society forms from the mist survivors at the mall, Gus will have to decide if he will take the role of leader and exactly how far he will go to keep order.
Cosgrove is Jay Heisel,” a popular local football superstar and the son of the town sheriff who finds himself accused of a heinous crime.
Birney plays Alex Cunningham, the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Cunningham. She’s always been the ‘good daughter,’ but her over-protective mother helps to kick-start a rebellious streak.
Posner will play Adrian Garff, an insecure young teenager who comes to the defense of his best friend Alex, after she is the victim of a brutal crime. A witness to the crime, he finds himself at the center of a controversy which threatens to rip apart the community.
Butler is Father Romanov, a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual.