Wicked Horror has just learned that SpikeTV’s small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist has managed to lock down a director/producer. The newest addition to the team’s name is David Boyd. Boyd has directed no less than eight episodes of AMC’s breakout hit, The Walking Dead. So, if this straight to series order proves to be successful, we may be seeing a lot of Boyd’s fingerprints on future episodes.
As far as who has joined the cast of the small screen redux of The Mist thus far, we know we will be seeing Newcomer Gus Birney as Alex Cunningham; Dan Butler (Silence of the Lambs) will be taking on the role of Father Romanov; Newcomer Luke Cosgrove will play the role of Jay Heisel; Danica Curcic (The Absent One) will appear as Mia Lambert; Okie Morro (World War Z) will appear as Jonah Dixon; Darren Pettie (The Scarecrow) will be playing Connor Heisel; Russell Posner (The D Train) will feature as Adrian Garff, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Chips) will play Gus Redman. Prior to the latest round of announcements, we revealed that Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) and Alyssa Sutherland (Don’t Look Up) would both be joining the cast.
What we know thus far is that Adam Bernstein (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) has signed on to helm the pilot episode of the series. The show will be lensing this summer for a 2017 debut on the male-centric network. SpikeTV bumped the original order for a pilot to a total of ten one-hour episodes. The project will be written and executive produced by Christian Torpe (Rita).
Similar to the feature film, the series will follow the residents of a small town as they deal with a mist of unknown origin that initially seems harmless but soon proves to be quite deadly.