Stephen King’s The Mist TV series casts Vikings star

Spike’s The Mist TV series casts another leading role

Spike’s straight-to-series TV show based on Stephen King’s The Mist has added another name to its cast.


Deadline reports that Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland will join the great Frances Conroy in The Mist.

She’ll be playing “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.”

If Conroy’s “modern day ecological martyr” sounds like she could be on the same wavelength as Marcia Gay Harden’s character in the film, Sutherland’s character doesn’t have such an obvious equivalent. The report doesn’t state that her character is the lead, so she may not be the David Drayton (Thomas Jane) equivalent, and may be more like Laurie Holden’s Amanda Dumfries.

The Mist “tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?”

The series is being written and produced by Christian Torpe.

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