Spike TV’s The Mist has snagged three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner Frances Conroy in a starring role. The horror series is based on Stephen King’s novella The Mist which was previously made into a feature film directed by The Walking Dead‘s Frank Darabont. The film, released in theaters in 2007, starred Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Marcia Gay Harden, Andre Braugher, and Toby Jones.
Filming on the television adaptation will begin this summer. Spike’s aiming for a 2017 premiere of the 10 episode first season which is being executive produced by Christian Torpe, Amanda Segel, and TWC-Dimension Television’s Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, and David Glasser.
Conroy’s credits include Six Feet Under, American Horror Story, Casual, Welcome to Happiness, The Real O’Neals, Getting On, and How I Met Your Mother. She recently completed work on The Tale co-starring Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Common, Jason Ritter, and Elizabeth Debicki.
The Plot: The Mist tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Conroy has been cast in the role of “Nathalie,” a modern day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.