Today’s a big day for Spike’s new scripted original series “The Mist.” Not only have we learned the name of the lead actor, but production has kicked off in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
Morgan Spector has joined the cast to star in Spike’s new scripted original series “The Mist.” From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” will air in 2017. The series will be shot mostly in Halifax with some additional shooting in the Windsor area.
Spector (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Allegiance”) will play Kevin Copeland, the protagonist of the series. Kevin is the epitome of the modern, liberal, and civilized man; he’s devoted to his wife and teenaged daughter. He lives by high moral values and throughout his life has refused to give in to 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.
Spector rounds out a cast that includes Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
“The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?
Christian Torpe and Amanda Segel are executive producers of “The Mist.” Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, and David Glasser are executive producers for TWC-Dimension Television with Megan Spanjian, Matthew Signer, and Keith Levine as producers.
Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike; Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series; and Lauren Ruggiero, Senior Director, Scripted Programming will oversee the project for Spike with Vlad Wolynetz as co-executive producer.
“We were intent on finding the perfect location – a place that could double for Maine, where the story is set, and one with an experienced crew base and proven track record that would work to fulfill our other requirements,” says Tom Prince, Executive Vice President of Physical Production/Post of TWC-Dimension Television, which is producing the series in conjunction with Halifax-based Magic Rock Productions.
“We intend to see this series develop into a signature show for Spike, and after hearing the pitch for Nova Scotia, we felt confident that the look, feel, and the overall attitude of the province were right for this project,” says Levy.
“We are thrilled to be part of ‘The Mist’ and excited to bring this project to Nova Scotia; it’s an opportunity to showcase our Nova Scotia film industry on a world stage,” says Magic Rock founder Michael Mahoney. “We’re pleased to have the support of Nova Scotia Business Inc. and the film and television incentive fund.”