Negen nieuwe castleden voor The Mist

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Negen nieuwe castleden voor The MistSpike TV heeft vandaag negen nieuwe namen toegevoegd aan de cast van tv-serie The Mist, een nieuwe verfilming van Stephen Kings gelijknamige boek. The Mist gaat over een stadje dat wordt geterroriseerd door een dichte mist, die gepaard gaat met de nodige schepsels en ervoor zorgt dat de menselijkheid van de personages op de proef wordt gesteld. Hieronder de aangekondigde acteurs en diens personages:

  • 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.

Eerder werd het verhaal uit het boek Dark Forces van Stephen King al verfilmd door Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead). Nog geen twee maanden nadat het groene licht voor de pilot werd gegeven, heeft Spike TV officieel aangekondigd dat ze een volledig tiendelig eerste seizoen zullen maken. Spike TV was erg onder de indruk van het script, dat ze direct hebben besloten om meerdere afleveringen te maken. Spike exec vice president van original series Sharon Levy zei:

“Christian and the entire team at The Weinstein Co.-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience.” 

De productie moet deze zomer nog van start gaan en de serie zal in de loop van 2017 in première gaan.

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