MORGAN SPECTOR JOINS "THE MIST"
Spike and TWC-Dimension Television Production,
Based on Classic Stephen King Novella Begins Production This Month
Series Debuts on Spike in 2017
New York, NY, July 15, 2016 - 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" 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 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?
Morgan Spector will play "Kevin Cunningham," the protagonist of the series. Kevin is the epitome of the modern, liberal and civilized man; devoted to his wife and teenaged 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.
Spector just concluded a run in Manhattan Theatre Club's lauded US premiere of "Incognito." His extensive stage credits include starring roles in "Ironbound," "Machinal," "A View From the Bridge," "Harvey," and "Russian Transport," for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He'll next be seen on film in "Permission" and also appears as Sylvester Stallone opposite Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts in "The Bleeder," based on the true story that inspired "Rocky." In the television world, Spector has had recurring arcs on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and CBS's "Person of Interest" and was a regular on "Allegiance" for ABC. He's also made notable guest star roles on several series including "Orange is the New Black" and "How to Make It In America." Spector is represented by Innovative Artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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