FRANCES CONROY TO STAR IN SPIKE AND TWC-DIMENSION TELEVISION'S "THE MIST"
Scripted Series Based On Classic Stephen King Novella Set to Begin Production This Summer
10-Episode Series To Debut on Spike in 2017
New York, NY, June 23, 2016 - Frances Conroy has signed on to star in Spike's new scripted series "The Mist." From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company.
"The Mist" tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Conroy has been cast in the role of "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.
Conroy is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series "Six Feet Under." Her work on the show won her acclaim and several awards, including a Golden Globe(R) and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is also known for playing the older version of her character Moira O'Hara on season one of the television anthology series "American Horror Story," which garnered Conroy an Emmy(R) nomination. Conroy subsequently portrayed The Angel of Death, Myrtle Snow and Gloria Mott on the next three seasons of the show, "Asylum," "Coven" and "Freak Show," respectively. For her performance in "Coven," she was nominated again for an Emmy(R). Conroy can also be seen in the Hulu original series "Casual." Conroy is represented by Echo Lake Entertainment and Paradigm Talent Agency.
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.
Levy, 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.
Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.
TWC-Dimension Television debuted its first scripted series SCREAM, an adaptation of the hit horror film franchise, which is now in its second season on MTV.