When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in The Mist, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike. Spike TV has released the first trailer for this upcoming TV series, which had spent the last few years in development at the cable network. After the network first announced the series back in 2015, Spike issued a Mist pilot order in February 2016, with a series order following in April 2016. Production began in The Mist in Halifax, Nova Scotia last summer, with Spike TV ordering 10 hour-long episodes of the series.
Based on a story by Stephen King, The Mist has been re-imagined for television by Executive Producer and Writer Christian Torpe and produced for Spike by TWC-Dimension Television. Spike's The Mist centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
The Mist stars Morgan Spector as Kevin Cunningham, the protagonist of the series. Kevin is the epitome of the modern, liberal and civilized man, devoted to his wife and teenage daughter. He lives his life by high moral values and throughout his life he has refused to give into the anger and prejudice he sees in other people. However, with the arrival of the mist, his moral compass will be put to the test for his and his family's survival. Alyssa Sutherland plays Eve Cunningham, the wife of Kevin and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist while facing down her past, while Gus Birney plays their daughter Alex Cunningham, who has always been the 'good daughter,' although her over-protective mother helps to kick-start a rebellious streak.
The cast also includes Frances Conroy as 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. Dan Butler plays Father Romanov, a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual. Luke Cosgrove plays Jay Heisel, a popular local football superstar and the son of the town sheriff who finds himself accused of a heinous crime. Danica Curcic plays Mia Lambert, a drug-addicted woman on the run and in search of a mysterious stash of money. Okezie Morro portarys onah Dixon," a military man with amnesia. He can't remember who he is, and as the truth about his identity unravels, shocking secrets will be revealed.
The cast is rounded out by Darren Pettie as Connor Heisel, the local alpha male, town sheriff and father to local football superstar Jay. He struggles to maintain order in an increasingly chaotic and dangerous situation, finding himself up against many who have it out for his accused son. Russell Posner portrays Adrian Garff, an insecure young teenager who comes to the defense of his best friend Alex, after she is the victim of a brutal crime. A witness to the crime, he finds himself at the center of a controversy which threatens to rip apart the community. Isiah Whitlock, Jr. plays Gus Redman, a local mall manager. When a new society forms from the mist survivors at the mall, Gus will have to decide if he will take the role of leader and exactly how far he will go to keep order. Take a look at the first trailer for The Mist below, to get ready for the June 22 premiere.