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The Mist TV series casts a hell of a leading lady…

June 29th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for a while that Spike is bringing Stephen King’s The Mist to our TV screens and we’re cautiously optimistic… and now even more so.

It seems that the show has found its leading lady in the form of the fantastic Frances Conroy, best known for her work in Six Feet Under and American Horror Story.

This is awesome news as Conroy has played various characters over the run of American Horror Story and has played a great variety of characters and has some serious acting chops.

Here’s the details:

“Spike’s The Mist — picked up straight-to-series with a 10-episode order — tells the harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Six Feet Under and American Horror Story alum Conroy 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.”

The Mist is set to film this summer with a release in 2017. And yes, we’re now pretty damned excited as we loved the short story and the movie, so we want that quality to continue…


Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….