The Weinstein Company and Spike TV have just announced that actress Alyssa Sutherland (pictured below) has joined the cast of the small screen redux of The Mist. Sutherland previously appeared in the 2009 horror film Don’t Look Up.
According to the press release: “Sutherland will play 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.”
Sutherland will join American Horror Story alumna Frances Conroy, who “will portray Nathalie, a modern-day ecological martyr. While she is seemingly more connected to nature than most people, her instincts about her fellow humans are dead on.”
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. 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. The Mist is poised to be the Spike’s first scripted series in several years. Stay tuned for more on this currently in development project as we learn it!
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.