Nine more names have joined the cast of the ten-episode TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s novella “The Mist” which begins production this summer for a launch on Spike TV next year.
The story follows a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. Here’s the breakdown of the new characters:
Alyssa Sutherland as “Eve Cunningham,” a wife and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist while facing down her past.
Gus Birney as “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.
Dan Butler as “Father Romanov,” a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual.
Luke Cosgrove as “Jay Heisel,” a popular local football superstar and the son of the town sheriff who finds himself accused of a heinous crime.
Danica Curcic as “Mia Lambert,” a drug-addicted woman on the run and in search of a mysterious stash of money.
Okezie Morro as “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.
Darren Pettie as “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.
Russell Posner as “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.
Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as “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.
The novella was turned into a film in 2007 that starred Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Marcia Gay Harden, and Andre Braugher. While that film stayed quite close to the source material bar its famous last five minutes or so, the TV series sounds like it’ll make some big changes.
Frances Conroy is also onboard as an ecological martyr-style character.
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