Tonight is the premiere of Spike TV’s new series The Mist, based on Stephen King’s novella. The show follows a strange mist that rolls across a small suburban town, and the residents who inhabit that town as they try and maintain their sanity in its presence.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly after the trailer was released, show creator Christian Torpe said, “I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont… The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story,” he says. The show will not use the grocery store many associate with the film version of The Mist— rather, it will take place in several different locations that are put on lockdown after the elusive threat becomes present.
Read on to learn more about the cast of the series.
Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Copeland
Alyssa Sutherland began her career modeling. In 1997, she won the annual Bonne Belle model search of Girlfriend, a teen magazine in Australia. She subsequently signed a contract with Vogue. Sutherland’s acting credits include The Devil Wears Prada, Day on Fire, Don’t Look Up, and the TV series New Amsterdam. In 2012, she wed her boyfriend, Laurence Shanet, in Thailand.
In the series, she plays Eve Copeland, a local high school teacher’s whose progressive beliefs about sexual education anger the school board.
Morgan Spector as Kevin Copeland
Morgan Spector stars in the new Spike series as Morgan Copeland, Eve’s husband. He’s described by Collider as the “paragon of the modern liberated man, slow to anger, quick to offer second chances, and someone who puts acceptance before judgment.”
Morgan Spector is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Frank Capone on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. His other notable credits include The Last Airbender, Grand Street, The Drop, The Drop, Christine, Split, and Permission.
Gus Birney as Alex Cunningham
Gus Birney plays Alex, the daughter of Kevin and Eve. On the surface, Alex is presented as a 16-year-old girl plagued by typical high school dilemmas, but digging deeper, we see that she’s a young woman torn between two parents.
Gus Birney is an actress who made her film debut in Chicago Med in 2015 in the episode “Mistaken”. She is the daughter of Tony-Award winning actor Reed Birney and Constance Shulman, who plays Yoga Jones in Orange Is the New Black.
Frances Conroy as Natalie Raven
Frances Conroy plays Natalie Raven, described as a modern-day ecological martyr by the Hollywood Reporter.
Conroy is an actress known for playing Ruth Fisher on Six Feet Under. She’s received several awards for her work on the show, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also played the older version of Moira O’Hara on season 1 of American Horror Story, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. She currently stars in the Hulu series, Casual.
Conroy’s other notable credits include The Real O’Neals, Getting On, Married, How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains and Superman: Unbound, among others.
Russell Posner as Adrian
“doesn’t fall in love with gender” but with personality.
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Gus Redman
Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. attends the premiere of Disney and Pixar’s “Cars 3” at Anaheim Convention Center on June 10, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Getty)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. is an actor from Indiana, who studied at Southwest Minnesota State University. In 1976, he moved to San Francisco where he studied at the American Conservatory Theater.
Whitlock is perhaps best known for playing senator Clary Davis on The Wire. He’s also appeared in the Spike Lee films She Hate Me, 25th Hour, Red Hook Summer, and Chi-Raq. He’s held roles on Chappelle’s Show and has made a number of appearances in Law & Order.
Holly Deveaux as Zoe
Holly Deveaux is a Canadian actress who made her debut in 2009 in the film Victoria Day, playing Cayla Chapman. She then went on to hold a variety of roles in TV series like Haven, and Lost Girl. In 2011, she booked her first recurring role as Emma Ruby on the series Baxter. Most recently, Deveaux has played Abby Hayes in the series Spun Out, and Rebecca Lewis in Shadowhunters.
Dan Butler as Father Romanov
Dan Butler plays Father Romanov, a man caught between modernity and his religious traditions. Spike.com writes, “[Father Romanev] has lost his faith but clings to the ritual.”
Actor Dan Butler is perhaps best known for playing Rob “Bulldog” Briscoe on Frasier. His other notable roles include Roseanne as Art, Caroline in the City as Kenneth Arabian, and Hey Arnold! as Lila’s dad.
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