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…