What happens when a mysterious mist befalls a town and wreaks unspeakable chaos and havoc? Spike, in association with TWC-Dimension Television (TV), will ponder that very question when it brings Stephen King's novella "The Mist" to life in an original series slated to hit the network in 2017.
Spike is pleased to announce some of the large and small screen actors who are lending their talents to the series when it heads into production this month. Among them are Morgan Spector, in the title role of "Kevin Copeland", devoted father whose rigid moral compass is tested, Alyssa Sutherland as "Eve Copeland", a mother who must both protect her teen daughter while facing down her past, and Frances Conroy as "Nathalie", ecological martyr.
Spector just concluded a run in Manhattan Theatre Club's lauded US premiere of "Incognito." His extensive stage credits include starring roles in "Ironbound," "Machinal," "A View From the Bridge," "Harvey," and "Russian Transport," for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He'll next be seen on film in "Permission" and also appears as Sylvester Stallone opposite Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts in "The Bleeder," based on the true story that inspired "Rocky." In the television world, Spector has had recurring arcs on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and CBS's "Person of Interest" and was a regular on "Allegiance" for ABC. He's also made notable guest star roles on several series including "Orange is the New Black" and "How to Make It In America."
Sutherland currently stars on History's breakout historical drama series, "Vikings," as Queen Aslaug. Before joining the cast of "Vikings," Sutherland appeared in several independent films including "The Fortune Theory," "Don't Look Up," and "Day On Fire" with Olympia Dukakis, which screened at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. On the small screen, she has appeared on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and Fox's "New Amsterdam." A native of Brisbane, Australia, Sutherland began modeling at the age 15 before starting her acting career.
Conroy, is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series "Six Feet Under." Her work on the show won her acclaim and several awards, including a Golden Globe® and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for playing the older version of her character Moira O'Hara on season one of the television anthology series "American Horror Story," which garnered Conroy an Emmy® nomination. Conroy subsequently portrayed The Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow and Gloria Mott on the next three seasons of the show, "Asylum," "Coven" and "Freak Show," respectively. For her performance in "Coven," she was nominated again for an Emmy®. Conroy can also be seen in the Hulu original series "Casual."
Joining Spector, Sutherland, and Conroy will be a series of supporting townspeople: Gus
Birney as "Alex Copeland," the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Copeland, Dan Butler as conflicted priest "Father Romanov," and Luke Cosgrove as "Jay Heisel," a football hero facing serious accusations.
Also rounding out the cast are Danica Curcic as "Mia Lambert," an addict on the run in pursuit of a hidden fortune, Okezie Morro as "Jonah Dixon," a military man with amnesia, Darren Pettie as "Connor Heisel," the local alpha male, town sheriff and father to football superstar Jay, Russell Posner as "Adrian Garff," an insecure young teenager forced to defend his friend, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as "Gus Redman," a local mall manager.