Stephen King’s 1980 novel “The Mist” is headed for the small screen as a scripted series on Spike, and the show has reportedly found its leading lady. “Six Feet Under” and “American Horror Story” star Frances Conroy is the first to be cast in the series, which has been picked up with a 10-episode order.
Conroy is a six-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner for her work on “Six Feet Under,” in which she played matriarch Ruth Fisher. She is currently in “Casual” on Hulu.
The story has already been adapted into a 2007 movie, but it seems that the television version will differ from the original plot. Little is known about Nathalie, Conroy’s character, but she doesn’t appear in King’s novel. The series will tell the story of an unnatural mist that appears in a small town and the chaos that follows.
The television version of “The Mist” will come from Dimension Television, with writer and executive producer Christian Torpe already attached. Production for the show will begin later this summer and air sometime in 2017.