The Weinstein Company and Spike TV have just announced that eight new performers have joined the cast of the small screen redux of The Mist. The new additions are outlined below. From the press release:
Newcomer Gus Birney will play 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 (Silence of the Lambs) will feature as Father Romanov, a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual.
Newcomer Luke Cosgrove is set to play the role of Jay Heisel, a popular local football superstar and the son of the town sheriff who finds himself accused of a heinous crime.
Danica Curcic (The Absent One) will be appearing as Mia Lambert, a drug-addicted woman on the run and in search of a mysterious stash of money.
Okie Morro (World War Z) is set to play 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 (The Scarecrow) will appear 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 (The D Train) will feature 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. (Chips) will play 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.
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. Previously announced cast members include Alyssa Sutherland and Frances Conroy. The show will be lensing this summer for a 2017 debut on the male-centric network. Spike TV 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). No definitive word, just yet, on whether or not Torpe will be directing any episodes of the series for the network.
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.